Friday, July 20, 2007

38 Years ago today, a giant leap for mankind

On July 20, 1969, half a billion people watched as Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon.
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, before imprinting his boot in the lunar dust.
And people have never really understood why we went to the moon in the first place, while they wait for their Hot Pocket to finish in the microwave, after they came home from their MRI after they fell off the ladder, which was made from aluminum alloys, while they hung pictures using their cordless drills in their homes that are protected by smoke detectors, which was delivered by a truck that uses efficient bearings and seals to keep fuel cost down, that picked up the ladder from a ship that just navigated around the typhoon they saw on the weather satellite images from space.
We seem to have some doubters out there....
Tang, 1959
Benefits of the Space Program

3 comments:

=HPSF=Jarhead said...

"And people have never really understood why we went to the moon in the first place, while they wait for their Hot Pocket to finish in the microwave, after they came home from their MRI after they fell off the ladder, which was made from aluminum alloys, while they hung pictures using their cordless drills in their homes that are protected by smoke detectors, which was delivered by a truck that uses efficient bearings and seals to keep fuel cost down, that picked up the ladder from a ship that just navigated around the typhoon they saw on the weather satellite images from space."

Sorry, but going to the moon (if we actually went)or NASA had nothing to do with microwave ovens, smoke detectors, MRI's, or bearings.

If you said Tang and freeze dried ice cream then I would have agreed with you.

OkieRover said...

NASA benefits
http://techtran.msfc.nasa.gov/at_home.html

And

Tang came out in 1959. Well before our space program.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_%28drink%29

=HPSF=Jarhead said...

I would have thought your could tell my sarcasm about Tang being invented by NASA.

As for the site, several of the items on there would be a far stretch to say "If it wasn't for NASA we wouldn't have these."

Now NASA's labs have brought us cool shit like composite's, laser's, and world communications.