Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Space: The Final Frontier

Got to love these pictures. Now and then, some clever folks show up on Facebook.

I watched the end of the Curiosity landing, such that you could see. Lot of folks in blue shirts hugging each other, mostly.

Reminded me of the old days when we'd all get up early and glue our gazes to the TV to see the first American launched into space; then the first into orbit; various launches of satellites, and the moon landing. The Right Stuff days. 

I've seen some of the early capsules at various museums. Climbed in and sat in the "pilot's" chair. Not a place for somebody who had any fear of tight spaces, nor designed for people my height, either. Made my old Miata seem like a rock star's tour bus ...

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