The musings, rants, and dissertations of three retired military guys. Two Air Force, one Navy. The Old AF Sarge, Juvat, and Tuna.
We'll still have a future - but it's a lot closer to the scenario spelled out in the Book of Revelation than I once thought it would be.
I've had that same feeling lately.
When I remember what NASA seemed to have promised me back then, when I was 7, I feel so cheated by what has been delivered.
Make no mistake, we have been cheated. By the short-sighted and the fools.
Watched that event on a small TV in the break room for Braniff employees at Denver Stapleton airport. The viewer ranged from pilots, cabin attendants, mechanics, bag smashers and agents. Lots of jokes about a Russian guiding them in. I think all of us there were feeling pride and awe. Certainly, if a flight had come into the gate area then, no one would have worked it until the landing was over. That was a cynical group that suddenly broke out in applause.
I remember watching that, the awe at the accomplishment is still in me.
Days of miracles and wonder.
Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)