posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 12:07 AM
It always saddens me when such icons die.
You know, it's weird to say, but pretty soon the spacefaring days of humanity will be just a chapter in the history books.
Today those of us who weren't alive at the time can ask our parents and grandparents or even interview the astronauts themselves, but soon the last
man to have left orbit will have passed away, and soon all who were alive during the Apollo program will exist only in our memories.
I know, I know, the seventies weren't THAT long ago, but still. I'ts two generations, and though I'm in the mid thirties, we haven't left orbit
since half a decade BEFORE my birth.
As of now space travel is still "memory", but soon it will be but myth and science-fiction
And that thought is what REALLY saddens me today.