What are you memories, opinions, or dreams about the space program?
I don't have any interest in going into space but I feel "connected". I lived near two space centers, went to two elementary schools named for astronauts who died in Apollo 1 -- Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee. Astronauts came by our classrooms to show us their spacesuits and freeze-dried space food. It was very cool at the time.
Are we on the brink of a new and exciting time for space travel or are we ... meh?
Built a model of the Apollo with my Dad and collected tons of newpaper, magazine and books on the space program. Saw live the first footstep onto the moon. Later there was getting up at all hours of the day to see if Apollo 13 was still okay. Toured Cape Kennedy when we vacationed in Florida.
I substitute taught the day Challenger blew up. That was a rough one.
Space exploration is going to the private sector, and they're contracting NASA to help them get there.
Bigelow Aerospace has had a space station in orbit for a number of years. There's talk of putting an orbiting hotel up there.
The bottom line is eventually this species, if we last long enough, will need to find places to go and a means to get there. Maybe we're still a thousand years or more from getting close to being able to make that a reality, but the research will continue, be it slowly and scantly, or quickly, with a robust funding approach.
Post by eagleseven on Feb 10, 2013 20:42:47 GMT -5
I worked for NASA for two years. While very cool, my interest in space has since plummeted.
Mainly because I realized space exploration will not likely progress very far in my lifetime. Space is too big, and our technology too limited, to explore anything but inhospitable rocks and gas giants. And those inhospitable rocks don't have any critical resources that could cause a "space rush."
Contrast the development of space exploration with the development of information technology.
I limit my space fantasies to just that; enjoying fiction.
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