Space-The Final Frontier
Where No Man Has Gone Before
On Tuesday June 3rd. 1969, NBC aired the final episode of Star Trek. Six weeks later Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And Star Trek went into syndication and became the most successful cancelled show in history. Neil Armstrong may have declared "One small step for man. one giant leap for mankind," yet 6% of Americans still believe that the moon-landings were faked.
Skys of Blue and Red Roses Too
Even before the days of Galileo, man has looked towards the sky and wandered what lay beyond. Neil Armstrong was no exception. On July 20th 1936, six year old Neil attended the Cleveland air races with his father Stephen. Little did he know, that exactly 33 years later, he would be the first man to step foot on the moon.
Starry, starry night
In the last 100 years there have been over 250 movies made about aliens. Man refuses to believe that in this vast universe, we may be alone. There are between 200 and 400 billion stars in our galaxy, so even at a billion to one odds, there are 200 to 400 chances for life. There is one major drawback, our galaxy is 100,000 light years across. Light travels 186,000 miles per second, so if it takes light 100,000 years it would take our fastest ships 2 million years.
Mars isn't the kind of place to raise your kids
Curiosity- the big rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012. The rover will begin a two year mission to investigate whether conditions on Mars were ever favorable for life. Including chemical ingredients for life. The research being done will also pave the way to future Mars missions.