Earth to Moon to a Message From the Heart

By James Jenson

July 2016

"From the Earth to the Moon" (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. My grandfathers were born in 1890 and 1894; both were born before the first flight of the airplane. Both of them served in World War I, and one served in World War II as well. They lived to see powered flight from the beginning to man setting foot on the moon.

Boeing has been a very large part of that history. I have worked for Boeing for more than 30 years on such programs as the 737 Classic, the Next-Generation 737, the 747 and the 757. Boeing has been a large part of my family in one way or another and it has been an honor to be part of Boeing.