Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I don't normally veer this far off tack, but... is a day when I want to celebrate important things.

Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the capstone of a series of achievements that, even from this distance, must have seemed completely impossible when they were originally suggested.

I contend that this is one of mankind's greatest feats of science, engineering and sheer courage.

I give you "Fire In The Sky", written by a friend of mine (Jordin Kare, who actually IS a rocket scientist) and performed by another friend, Kristoph Klover. I am completely unashamed to admit that this song chokes me up every time.


  1. From the stars we came, to the stars we return.

  2. When i first saw the picture in Blogger I thought it was a sculpting tool!! I jest not LOL :>)

  3. I remember the first shuttle disaster. We used to watch the launches at school. On clear days in Tampa you could see a bit of the trail on those going up.

  4. I remember watching the launch of Apollo 11 on a tiny black and white TV in our infant school headmistress' office. The sense of wonder hasn't left me, although I do feel betrayed by the lack of political will to follow on the success.


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