Friday, April 6, 2012

11 Years Later, and We're Still Nowhere Close

On this day in 1968, one of, if not the greatest science fiction film of all time debuted. I was but a wee lad of 2, but seeing this movie in the theater is one of my earliest memories.

2 comments:

Rob Conley said...

While with the shutdown of the Space Shuttle it doesn't seem like it, but we are moving closer thanks to SpaceX, X-Cor, Armadillo, Bigelow, etc. With Armadillo work we may even have rockets that are tail sitter landers

Joseph Bloch said...

Slowly but surely that's happening, Rob, but damnit I mourn for our L-5 colony, our moonbases with radio antennae on the far side of the moon, and our spaceplanes with capacity for several hundred passengers in a shirtsleeve environment.

Thank you, Mr. Nixon.