Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reaching for the Stars

It was fifty years ago, on April 12, 1961, that Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth.

Perhaps because the technology had reached its limits, or because what was found in space wasn't quite what we hoped, but for whatever reason, after the 1960s humanity turned inward. Can't say we're any better off for it.

For that one short stretch of time, we reached for the stars. Maybe we'll do so again some day.


Suvorov said...

Also the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.

Gray Falcon said...

I know. But this one seemed much more important.

jack said...

The magic number has appeared again in regards to Libya citing the magic 100,000 number although now which Chechnya in a recent hit piece in the Washington Post hey made the omission that 50,000 were killed in both wars Chechen and non Chechen.


I could comment on the article itself but that’s not why I posted it.

Gray Falcon said...

They have become so lazy, they recycle even their propaganda.
Honestly, my instruments don't even bother to register the Russophobia in the Post, or they'd be like a Geiger counter at Pripyat, constantly chittering.

Gray Falcon said...

I've received everyone's comments on the post, but I'd honestly rather keep it on-topic.