posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 08:45 PM
Meanwhile I come back to America and everyone is talking about the Saturn five. Now I love Saturn 5, don t get me wrong. but every time people
talked about space they kept referencing the golden age of space, I don't have problem with, except … I had my next revelation when looking at the
Saturn five rocket in a museum.
WHY am I genuflecting on the Saturn five rocket?! It's the first earth rocket to leave earth orbit and go some place. Is there ANY piece of
technology you can name where you are genuflecting in front of the very first version of it, wondering how they did it? Every form of technology
there ever was, as the decades move on, looks more and more quaint until you dust it off, put it in a corner and forget about it.
Yet we are still cherishing the Saturn five rocket, that is 45 years old.
So I knew something else was wrong with America.
If you keep praising something it means nothing comes after it.
More evidence that we stopped dreaming.
The Apollo era ends, If science really mattered to NASA how many scientist would have gone? We would have had loads on every mission? We only had one.
And that was the last mission to the moon. Kennedys speech, six weeks after Yuri Gagarin left Earth and went into space safely, we didn't yet have a
vehicle that would go into space and kill someone when it returned, JF Kennedy stands up and utters these prophetic words:
“We will put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth”
We collectively have cleansed our memory of that memory and that speech. We think of Kennedy as a visionary, as a charismatic explorer that dreams
about space like the rest of us. And there is some of that rhetoric in that speech.
BUT go two paragraphs earlier in that speech. How about that? By the way, in kenndy space centre there is a whole granite wall there where they have
the above quote embossed on the wall.
Two paragraphs earlier: “if the events of recent weeks are any indication for this endeavour on the minds of men everywhere then we must show the
world the path of tyranny over the path of tyranny”
It was a battle cry. That's the war driver. That's the cheque writer. It garnered fraction of the federal budget that getting to the moon required.
Why isn't that part of the speech there on the granite wall? Plenty of room there, I checked.
You could even summarize and say “KILL THE COMMIES, GO TO THE MOON”, it would fit just fine. That’s part of the delusional thinking that goes
on. So when we stopped going to the moon, upon learning that russia is not getting to the moon, they stopped their moon program. Russia beat us in
every practical achievement until then, first everything in orbit, they won all the records.
Practically EVERYTHING we did in space was either a reaction to something Russia did first, or something they said they were going to do. We trail
them. Another delusional point from that era.
So now we've stopped going to the moon, the space enthusiasts say 'all we need is a charismatic leader, and then we can go to Mars!' … NO!
There's no reason to go to Mars, because Russia is not going to Mars. So the whole program ends. It just ends.
Lets go forward further, in 1989 George Herbert Walker Bush, on the 21st anniversary of the Apollo mission gave an auspicious speech “we will build
a space station, and a colony on the moon, and go onto Mars”. He wanted to emulate the Kennedy speech. But in his speech was there a war driver? No.
He just used the rhetoric. He referenced Columbus, and the discovery of our genes, and what we are as humans; always curious to explore frontiers. And
then some people estimated the value; half a trillion dollars. It was DOA in congress. Nothing. Some people say, well he didn't have the right
Its got NOTHING to do with charisma …
… what happened in 1989?
PEACE broke out in Europe. You want to do a half a trillion dollar project and your not even at war, who are you kidding?!
What he was missing was not Kennedys charisma, that’s not what interfered with anyone following his plan. Not only that, but NASA's budget was 17
billion a year. Multiply that by 30 years, you've got half a trillion dollars. So saying we can't afford half a trillion dollars is a lie! It's
money already going into the system anyway. Another case of delusional thinking.