There are millions of millions of Galaxies out there to be discovered, but in all reality where have we been? Have we given up potential and just decided to stay earth-bound? And not even entertain the idea of seeing what is out there? What could this look like from an earth perspective? Lets take a look at this for a moment.
In 1961 then President Kennedy had a dream, the 1960’s were already full of dreams but this was more out there. In May 1961 these following words were said to the then active congress, “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.’ Talk about reaching for the “Stars” and did we accomplish this first goal , yes we did in July of 1969 this was accomplished, Neil Armstrong was the first human to step foot on the moon. So only 8 years after the challenge was made we reached it. For the second goal NASA got a huge budget of 23 million dollars to reach this goal…”This gives promise of some day providing a means for even more exciting and ambitious exploration of space, perhaps beyond the moon, perhaps to the very end of the solar system itself.” As of 2014 we still don’t have probes around every planet. We had probes fly by every planet, if that counts. We’ve landed probes on just a few, and they rarely remained operational for long. So where is all this money going? Who is being held accountable?
Lets keep taking a look here….”Third, an additional 50 million dollars will make the most of our present leadership, by accelerating the use of space satellites for world-wide communications.” Well I know for a fact this was put to good use. I can have internet conversations with people across the globe daily , communication and satellites have opened this door of possibility. So are communication dying out? To some degree due to modern tech we have lost a lot of the personal interaction, ut we have gained so much as well. Now this last one I know we have reached just turn on the weather channel or something to that effect….”Fourth, an additional 75 million dollars–of which 53 million dollars is for the Weather Bureau–will help give us at the earliest possible time a satellite system for world-wide weather observation.” And they are still looking for ways to expand and get faster still at notifying about weather updates.
Now when all of this was going there was a racial divided country, there was a war that was just starting in Southeast Asia, and we were about to have a stare down with Cuba. So maybe not the best time for a dream of this caliber, but if you want to think about it from another point of view. Why not try to dream and see where it takes you next….Happy Reading, Adam