I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." Neil Armstrong 1930-2012.
So small as everyone is….
Thanks to the shift from great achievement to great stupidity in the form of current politics and reality TV we are even smaller than before.
Nice to see man remains constant. Columbus discovered America in 1492, but no serious attempt was made at colonization till 1620. Think it will take another 120+ years before we do anything about the moon? Cause from what I see of our “stewardship” of the earth, I’m not sure we’ve got that much time.
A man of courage, one of many men and women, who advanced “Man”. While the adage “The don’t make them like that any more”, may be only partly true, it is sadly, too true.
also . . . Portuguese round Africa 1498, reach India; within 22 years have trading forts stretching from East Africa to Persian Gulf, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia & China; meanwhile 1522 Magellan circles the globe. 1542 entire Amazon River traveled. Colony in Japan, 1544. By the mid 1500s Spanish colonies from north Mexico to Chile; all of North American coast mapped; most of southern US from FL to CA explored; many south Pacific Islands discovered, and almost certainly Australia. By 1575 yearly galleon trips between Philippines and Acapulco.So we’re definitely behind schedule!
The reference is to “serious” colonization. Many exploratory points were established, most notably in Central and South Amercia by the gold seeking Spanish, but the idea was :get in get the gold (and glory) and get gone. Permanent significant residence were rare just as they still are in places like northern Canada or Alaska.
ARMSTRONG SERVICE: A private service is planned Friday in Cincinnati for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. flags at half-staff. Armstrong, 82, died Saturday.
What was most admirable about him was his humility. He believed that he was one astronaut among many, in an occupation that one among hundreds that were required to put a man on the moon. He refused to indulge in the ‘cult of celebrity’ when so many people were necessary to make it happen . . .
I’d argue the point if I thought you knew what you were talking about.
Maybe Stuart needs to go back to drawing school? Notice that the reflections in Armstrong’s face plate show shadows projecting towards the Sun. That is not possible! And Armstrong is casting two shadows!!?? One shadow is behind him, with is ok, but in his faceplate Armstrong’s shadow is projecting away from him!! You can’t cast two shadows with only one source of light!! And the other Astronaut, seen in Armstrong’s faceplate, is casting no shadow at all?! Stuart is showing some really bad drawing technique here! Or is Stuart telling us he subscribes to the “fake moon landing” conspiracy? You decide.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018