Mike Beversluis

Monday, July 20, 2009

Awesome

Saturn V's were awesome.

It's amazing to go down to the Air and Space Museum here in DC and look at those space capsules. My car is orders of magnitude more advanced than those things. Unbelievable.

Anyway, I've seen a couple of posts wondering why we haven't gone back, and wouldn't it be neat, etc. That's nuts. The only reason we went there in the first place was to put the Rooskies in their place, and that's the only way it ever made monetary sense, if you want to call it that. And as long as we're using rocket technology even remotely close to what we've had for the last 40 years, it still makes little economic sense. Along that line, they're talking about letting the space station fall into the Pacific in a year or two because it too is a giant money pit.

But that bit of anti-manned space exploration vitriol aside, Saturn V's are awesome.

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