We Live In Amazing Times

I watched the launch of Atlantis from my desk at work yesterday and thought to myself: We live in amazing times.  It feels like “the future” now.

We as a race can shoot people into space on large rockets.  We’ve gotten pretty good at it.

On top of that, even though I can’t go to the launch myself, I can pull up a live video feed of it on my computer as if it’s nothing. A few clicks and bingo, more information on it–including text, audio, and video–than I could ever hope to consume.  And anyone can do it.

I’m thinking back to a TV series that James Burke did called Connections. We can thank credit and spoiled food for giving us spaceflight.

Atlantis space shuttle

Image credit: NASA

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