Don't forget the final landing of the shuttle on Thursday morning
this is gonna be a must see....no plans to thursday so perfect ...what times it due??
The end of an era... So what's next?
yep certainly end of era indeed.
Back to the caves we go....
they should sent chaps to the moon again......hell, theres better technology than there was when the apollo missions were about.
but nooooooo, they wont go there again....why??, bout time we started exploring stuff again and not just looking though a bleeding telescope!
I feel quite privileged though that as a school boy I was sitting in assemble with the big TV in front of us watching them land on the moon four days before my seventh birthday on the 20th July 1969. We just couldn't comprehend how people could go there and that night I sat up in bed staring at the moon trying if I could see pick them out on the moon. Stupidity of youth eh...!!!
I don't think I will see another event such as this in my lifetime, there is a slight outside chance as they say we will be there by the 2030s, but I somehow think that is optimistic.
I watched a programme on the TV a couple of years ago about NASA and space flight, and they are actively going around scrap yards collecting old parts of the Apollo rockets because they have forgotten how to travel in space over such long journeys. You see no drawings have survived on how they built them and there were no computers of significant size or means to save the data. Just how bizarre is that?
The whole Apollo rocket was controlled by a computer with as much computer power as a modern child's calculator - those guys were geniuses to build such machines.