We measure progress by so many rulers, that it's no wonder we so often come up short.
Four days after this launch the first humans set foot upon another planet.
Today, right now, we couldn't do it if we tried. This "archaic" technology got us there - but the knowledge has been lost.
Watch the launch in slow motion....
7.823 Million pounds of thrust and a lift capacity of 118,000 kg to 1374 kilometers; and I was alive to see it, in a world called 1969.
And to think they thought we'd be on Mars by the late 1980's.