A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"

“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

October 22, 2008

Space Races - Then and Now

October 22, 1968: Apollo 7 Splashdown

The Apollo 7 splashdown took place without a hitch on October 22, 1968. Launches and splashdowns were a big event when I was a kid. We watched them all. A big space race between the U.S. and Russia.

October 22, 2008: Chandrayaan Lift-Off

It's interesting to note that 40 years later, to the day, India has launched it's first moon mission! Check out the story and videos here. Chandrayaan-1 Launch India's now in a space race with China. Some things just don't change!!

Live Long and Prosper... Rob
"Judging by the pollution content of the atmosphere, I believe we have arrived at the late twentieth century."
Spock in 'The Voyage Home'

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