Friday, July 20, 2007

38 Years Ago Today

I don't always enjoy everything about being my age, but I will always be grateful I was alive to witness and remember this:

I consider it a rare privilege in all of human history, as if I'd been standing on the shore watching Columbus set foot in the Bahamas or Lewis and Clark reach the mouth of the Columbia. You young punks may have all the strength, speed, stamina, flexibility, resilience, health, beauty, mental acuity (what was my point? My mind wandered a bit. Oh yeah I remember now...) but I've got Apollo 11.


Otis Frampton said...

I posted about this on my blog today, as well!

Birds of a feather, I guess.

I hope I get to see round two happen in my lifetime.


Sherwood Harrington said...

It's nice to see that round two is asking round one for advice.

Assuming, of course, that "round two" is going to be entirely or mostly American. It might not even be American at all.

Here's wishing you a great time in San Diego, Brian!

Otis Frampton said...

Using Hubble to look for minerals on the moon:

Might Constellation possibly be somewhat self-sustaining as a lunar base?

I love this stuff. I only wish I understood it a little better. My science begins with sleeping in high school and ends with a library full of Sagan books, unfortunately.