Thursday, May 05, 2011

Just a few days before I was born, Alan Shepard took the Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule into orbit around the earth. He became the first American astronaut on 5 May 1961.

50 years has past since that historic flight. Where have we gone since? The moon. We built a space station in earth orbit. That's it.



Anonymous said...

Well, we got the Canadian Arm out of the deal, eh?

When we homestead the moon and pioneers purchase space on a shutted to move there, or it becomes a penal colony as described by R. Heinlein, things will get crackin'. And we haven't invented warp drive yet. Small steps, grasshopper. RIA

Anonymous said...

shuttle, sorry old eyes, new glasses. RIA