The closing of The Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center is a tragedy ("Alpine District closes popular space center for now," Tribune, Oct. 25). The Alpine School District gave a vague plan for the center's future; that is not good enough.
While the space center is closed, dreams are being crushed, because they are not being allowed to form.
The McAuliffe center altered the course of my life. Because of it, I graduated from Harvard with degrees in astrophysics and Earth and planetary sciences. I then designed and built scientific instruments that went to the South Pole to study the beginning of the universe.