From the Earth to the Moon

I just started to watch this mini-series and so far it’s amazing.

But here’s a thought for you.

The Wright Brothers first flight was on December 17, 1903.

Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.

That’s just a difference of 66 years.  It’s amazing that so much advancement has happened in such a short time frame.  A person could have been alive and watched both the first flight and man landing on the moon in his or her lifetime.

The last time man was on the moon was December 11, 1972.  From a personal point of view, I find it interesting man hasn’t been to the moon in my lifetime.

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4 Responses to From the Earth to the Moon

  1. dan says:

    Two thoughts:
    1)The moon mission was a race between two super powers. Without Russia in the picture, there doesn’t seem to be need to return to the moon or to go to Mars. Each shuttle launch costs $1billion. We need a reason for future space missions. Cost/benefit.
    2)Just watched the John Adams miniseries. He died in 1825 and his grandson was present when he died. If Adams grandson lived as long as he did, my father would have been old enough to have a conversation with the grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  2. Heath says:

    …and here’s a thought for you.

    Did it take a miniseries to inspire the Wright Brothers to be the first to fly?

    Never stop being a kid. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.- Richard Bach

  3. LubabNoMore says:

    You definitely have to get out to Washington, D.C. and visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. There you can see both the 1903 Wright Flyer and Apollo 11 capsule on the same day. (When I was there once they had them both on display in the main hall at the same time)!

  4. suitepotato says:

    I was alive before the last moonshot. It was not so great, actually.

    You missed nothing.

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