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Going back to the Moon.

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Jul 21, 2011 8:14:00 PM

I was a kid in the sixties, watching everything I could about the Space Program.   I remember going to the largest theater in our area to See 2001: A Space Odyssey.   My parents and I were in Maine on vacation when we watched Neil Armstrong take those first steps on the Moon.   (I always liked what Pete Conrad said as much as what Armstrong said: “Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me!”)  

We all thought we’d have a permanent presence on the Moon by 2001.   We were a little late with the ISS but we do have an International Space Station.   I’m sorry Gene Roddenberry didn’t live to see it.

Even though we don’t have a Moon Base yet and the end of the Space Shuttle era is here, it’s still an exciting time for Space Geeks.   The New York Times has published a great story about this and how private industry will be involved.   Read it here.   Hey, Burt Rutan’s private firm got to space in 2004 with SpaceShipOne.

Topics: space, Uncategorized, moon


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