Monday, November 10, 2008

July 16 1969

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.


Jule's Short Story said...

Ah yes, but did they really set foot on another planet?

Mark J said...

The men is black are on their way to silence the non believers :)

Jule's Short Story said...

So long as they frighten off the men in white coats I'm good with that :)