"Nearly 43 years after we first walked on the moon, we have taken another step in demonstrating continued American leadership in space," Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut.
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- You have done something few have done. In order to get back to some semblance of normal, you have had to learn how to learn at a basic level. This gives you an advantage over those who simply do it and take the process for granted.
You see, "normal" people usually can't tell you how they came to understand something except in gross generalities. "I was in this class in school..." is as far as they go, while you are capable of providing providence because this is necessary for your own confidence.
You and I have something in common... I did not have a massive head injury such as yours, but I had an accident that made it necessary to learn to walk again. The docs in my case told me that I'd never do it. I bet them $50.00 that they were wrong. I still have that $50.00 bill framed in my office. My accident helped me understand how to learn what other people take for granted.Jun 2, 2012
- I hope they won't wait another 43 years to take another step of this magnitude..Jun 4, 2012
- JAMBOJun 5, 2012
- Most likely the long wait time period is due to the Government running and controlling things. Since Space Exploration in ways is going from public to private industry, things may move faster, the big danger is they could begin to go faster than what the technology permits. The one program I'd like to see private space take from public space exploration is the X-33 (aka Venture Star a SSTO space shuttle) and if some redesign it could become a MagLev launched space ship. In ways the ESA has worked on this but dropped it due to it being to big a step in technology, just like the then Martin Marietta Venture Star with the use of Vector Thrust rockets not the normal technology used.Jun 5, 2012
- It's good that they can't control Mars One. Hopefully..Jun 6, 2012
- Meanwhile, outside all the rhetoric about the superiority of commercial ventures, let's take a moment to contemplate the things that actually happen in such companies.
Enjoy the story of Palm, a one-time technology leader. As you read this tale of private American enterprise, try not to be reminded of the stereotypical 'government operation'.
Instability, reversal of course, lack of vision, failure to commit--these things will always sink worthy projects. These plagues are as likely to strike in the realm of commerce as in any other.
No substitute exists for real leadership.Jun 6, 2012