Its kind of crazy how far we’ve come since the first un-manned space flights. It seems like eons ago, but it is burned so deeply into my mind that it also seems like yesterday. I remember, though not in great detail, the Russian flights with monkeys thinking how “boss” that was. I think most kids in the 60’s were pretty taken with space flight. It was our big leap forward, just as the motor car must have been for the generation that had only horses and carts.
Its kind of crazy how far we've come since the first un-manned space flights. It seems like eons ago, but it is burned so deeply into my mind that it also seems like yesterday.
In the 90’s, I was fortunate enough to see the first launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. It was a memorable day for me when watched for it to fly over on its way to Los Angeles where it would be displayed.
Television and films also fed my childhood fascination with science fiction. I adored Lost in Space, Time Tunnel and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Movies like King Kong, Angry Red Planet, and The Fly, were on my favorites list. Of course I stood in the long line, multiple times, to see the first Star Wars. While I don’t have the sci-fi bug now, I have fond memories of the 60’s through 80’s when I went to see every new film that came out.
Working in technology has given me a unique perspective of how much our world has changed in my lifespan. The computers that were big banks of flashing lights in the films and TV programs, are now tiny enough to fit on a microchip. Fascinating!