Space program   2 comments

Moon landingThis week it is forty years since the last man walked on the moon. I remember when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon. The whole world watched amazed that the Americans had done it. We were the unquestioned leaders in manned space exploration. I watched as each group of astronauts followed in Armstrong’s footsteps. I felt bad when the last Apollo mission ended but thought, we will be back there again in a few years. We never did make it back.

I thought the space shuttle would be used to ferry the pieces up to low earth orbit from there I thought we would get back to the moon and on to Mars. It never happened. The rest of the world started catching up in space. We did have the shuttle and it was the only reusable space craft. The shuttle got old and the program ended. We were supposed to have a craft by the time the shuttle was retired. It never happened..

The United States has been reduced from the unquestioned leader in space to having a manned space program the equal of Zaire.  We pay the Russians to take Americans up to the International Space Station because we now lack the means to get them there. The Russians have called us parasites for leeching on their manned program. Canaveral and the area around it are rapidly becoming ghost towns But all is not lost soon we may be able to hitch rides with the Europeans, the Japanese or the Chinese. Hell even the North Koreans are talking about having a manned space program. So soon we will have many ways to get into space. All we have to do is swallow our pride and beg.


Posted December 12, 2012 by kevingcox in Random Thoughts

Tagged with , ,

2 responses to “Space program

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. — Sad state of affairs…

  2. If Sir Richard Branson does not get there first

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Marion Harmon, A Writer in Vegas.

Just another site

Aethereal Engines

Stories of Imaginative and Speculative Fiction by Jason H. Abbott

Michael Ray King

Book Coach, Award-winning Author, Motivational Speaker


My Elicits, an Inception... Learning to Live in Perfection

The Jenny Mac Book Blog

Jenny Mac and the Man of Secrets

Rolling on the Floor laughing !!!

Smile :) >> You’re at The Best and Funniest Rofl Blog Ever

borough of lost boys

creative non-fiction. pursuit of truth.


The official Moolta Blog


a celebration of life

The Eagle's Nest

The Everything, Nothing, Something, Anything, My Thing weblog

Parenting And Stuff

Not a "how to be a great parent" blog

Christ! Xmas

all about Christmas and Santa.

Blood Mass

They kill at night then hide in the day.

Whisper As You Wander

Finding angels,fairies,and the wonders of New York City


deep thoughts by chef josh


Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar


An Un-Authorized Manual

Life Without Bullshit

The raw truth is like sushi for the's healthy for ya!

%d bloggers like this: