As an ex-Fair Skeptic and coninuous follower of things, not mundane, I would like to digress here for just a moment.
Take a look at that video! Why are you so antsy to see something "otherworldly" or "unidentified" and flying as an object.
Before anyone tries to blindside me... I believe there are UFOs, but that is for another post entirely... All I will say regarding my reason for
posting here is...
Wow!!! That video of an Earth constructed Space Shuttle and it's chase planes was just plain, "COOL"!!!
I am almost 60 years old, and grew up not too far from Lambert Airport, as it was called in those Halcyon days of yesteryear (when I was a wee lad)...
Here in St. Louis.
I remember the old four engined Constellations or "Connies" that carried some unbelievably large number of passengers (something like 60 souls), on
4 lumbering prop driven engines... The nose was sleek and the triple vertical stabs was exotic and very cool!
Then one day, the DC-8s and 707s started flying in... Their "freakin'" tails were enormous and often enough the engines had sound dampeners on them
that made the exhaust look like some sort of Faustian pipe organ.
I have an Aunt, who is 81 years old. She is infirmed quite a bit (had a kind of rough life along the way), but she has my undying respect and
admiration to this day for one simple fact. She was the very first person I ever met who flew on a Boeing 707 from California to St. Louis.
Before I get all crazy and make a long, maudling post, I just want to say... The aliens (if they exist as fly ufos here) don't have all the cool
inspirational stuff. I guess it depends on where you started in the line coming up to where we are now. I started with the old Constellations and
am still excited at the thought of what we have flying around now in the way of Space Exploration Goodies. I guess that if you didn't start back
there and try to follow the later evolution from DC-8s, B-52s, and 707s, that what is going on now isn't nearly as cool or quite as breath-taking.
The jump from prop driven planes to jets was a quantum leap, I guess. I still get excited when I see what we have accomplished in a little over 100
years. We came from a rickety contraption that was built by a couple of brothers in a bicycle shop to having been to the moon, many earrth orbits,
satellite visits to other planets and at least one satellite, that we know of, leaving our galaxy, eventually.
We are in a hurry, I guess... But in the greater scheme of things I sometimes believe that we are evolving, at least scientifically, as we should.
Ain't people Grand Glorious?