Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon

This isn't science fiction (unless you're a conspiracy theorist), but it is neat: 41 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility, thus proving once and for all there are no three-tailed monkeys, rabbits making mochi, or Sam Rockwells up there (yet).

Too bad about the mochi; that stuff is good.


  1. It's fascinating how little power they had to do that...computing power and the like. We have so much more and yet we still can't do a lot of the stuff they expected now.

  2. re: moon landing deniers: http://youtu.be/ZOo6aHSY8hU

    Also, it makes me sad that this seems so unobtainable now.

  3. @Ruth, @Terry - good point, both of you. It is weird how we seem to have advanced in terms of technology but taken steps backwards in terms of innovation and motivation. I guess taking away the competitive edge has dulled the enthusiasm for space exploration.