Sunday, August 26, 2012

RIP Neil Armstrong
It wasn’t until many years later that the magnitude of what this country pulled off then finally hit me. The United States had successfully put two men on the moon and had successfully brought them safely back home.

Using the technology of
Christopher Johnson
Tom Wolfe’s conclusion at the end of The Right Stuff seems accurate:, the Space Race was, among much else, a single combat (e.g., David v. Goliath) version of the Cold War. Rather than blow up the world, each side picked their best and bravest to attempt the most awe-inspiring feat in human history to show the rest of the world whose system deserved to win.

We won the Space Race, and 20 years later we had won the Cold War.
Steve Sailer

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