Friday, June 24, 2011
Orville to Orbit: I Want America to Keep Doing Big Stuff
Where now do we find vision and inspiration? What kind of country are we at this shaky moment in time? Are we turning on each other, instead of uniting to pull each other up?
Or do we merely turn away from each other, and from anything worthwhile? To mindless entertainment, the unreality of reality shows a poor substitute for the joy of truly stirring achievements?
My grandpa was born before the Wright Brothers took their first flight. He lived to see men walk on the moon and fly a big spaceplane called the shuttle.
I'm old enough to remember "One giant leap for mankind." I want to live long enough to see people walk on Mars.