Random Thoughts. Seriously. Completely Random

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For those of you who know my dad — or at least, for those of you who knew him back when he was a Math teacher — know that he is fascinated by space travel. He, a grown man, used to have a poster — first in his room at school and then on a wall in our basement — of the Space Shuttle lifting off. It was a cool poster and had some sort of “feel good” message on it. But he just liked it because it was a cool new rocket.

One of the first movies we rented when we got our VCR was The Right Stuff.

Only sharing that because I grew up learning a lot about rockets and NASA. But then somewhere along the line I kind of fell out of love with NASA. It started to disgust me that we spend billions upon billions of dollars sending sattelites into space when there are people starving in the world.

I still haven’t settled that problem in my mind.

But, I’ve started to appreciate the work of NASA and NASA-like scientists a bit more in the last couple of years — maybe just hoping that all that money will result in some sort of breakthrough for humanity. Or maybe just because I’ve become more fascinated with the stories they are now telling us about our universe, which I find very interesting. Plus, these stories always come with really cool pictures. Like a volcano on one of the moons of Jupiter. Who knew?

This sattelite, New Horizons, is on its way to Pluto. I have no idea why. But it is taking some great pictures. Hopefully the scientist will learn something useful for us.

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2 Responses to “Random Thoughts. Seriously. Completely Random”

  1. juvenal_urbino Says:

    If it weren’t for NASA, we wouldn’t have Tang.

  2. Michael Lasley Says:

    A truyly worthy invention.

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