Tuesday, July 26, 2005


36 years before Apollo 11
Wow. 36 years since Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the Moon. It got me think about the pace of human technological progress, and I decided to do a little research.

36 years before Apollo, humans were already flying, but they had a long way to go in just 36 short years to be standing on the Moon.

So what about 36 years later? In 1969, most people assumed that by the turn of the millenium, humans would be permanently working and
36 years after Apollo 11
living in space-- both in orbit and on the Moon. Instead, our only space-going vehicle has been grounded for over two years, and until today, our only spacecraft in the U.S. cleared to fly was a sub-orbital craft built by an entrepreneur in Mojave, California.

Progress, indeed.

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