From: Dontblinkyoullmissit, GA
Good stuff, bring back memories of watching it live..... great times. Too bad we have stalled since then.
So true. One of my great memories was the Company Commander (D.I. in the Navy!) brought in a portable TV so we could watch the landing live. The really good thing is that he gave us a very light day the next day because half of the boot camp company sat up and watched. You could have heard a pin drop for almost 20 minutes.
Too bad so many people cried about all that money being wasted on the space program. They must have thought that dollars were stuffed into the rockets and that was what was being shot off into outer space. Stupid!!! Every penny was spent employing people, buying goods and materials that employed people, using service that employed people, and even better, was spent on research and development which also employed people and led to a whole boatload of stuff we take for granted today.
Where would we be if we had continued at anywhere near that pace for the last 40 years?
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer