Friday, January 27, 2006
So, where were you?
What were you doing? Twenty years ago today, the shuttle Challenger blew up after take-off. Talk about defining moments for a generation. The generation previous got the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Two generations before that was Pearl Harbor. The latest generation gets to ask each other, fifteen and a half years from now, "Where were you when The World Trade Center was attacked?" It's not a seemly day for ranting about the bureacratization of space exploration. But I will say that I am glad that the private space industry attempts are finally showing signs of growing.