Monday, November 3, 2008

National Geographic Special Edition

National Geographic has come out with a special edition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the space race. It has a foreword by Ray Bradbury, several good articles by other scientists/scientific writers, and tons of beautiful pictures of the Solar System and beyond.

It shows the promise the space program once held for Americans, and for humanity in general. But it's sad, realize that we accomplished so much so quickly, then just took a step backwards.

Science marches forward, but if humanity doesn't go with it, what is it worth?

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