8 April 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Gemini I. And, as I look back on it, I wonder (as did Walter A. McDougall in an article titled "A Melancholic Space Age Anniversary" written for a conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 and the beginning of the Space Age):
Did the Space Age foster "a sense of awe, wonder, curiosity, and impatience to know, an urge to explore and a rekindled faith in progress, the future, human nature...transhuman evolution, space colonization..."
And, as I wonder, did the Space Age shape the American Baby Boomer generation; a generation that---if sociologists and psychologists are right, refuses to grow old quietly or quickly?
Maybe. The few baby boomers I know are certainly fond of the moon walks and all of that. Even I am, and the moon walks ended the year before I was born.
I just the other day watched an old video on Hulu of the first moon landing. Both me and my mom were teary eyed.
The first moon walk, to me, is the crowning moment of human achievement.
What happened to that wonderful time? I don't know, but it saddens me.
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