Sunday, July 29, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 2010's Will Be Remembered as a Decade of a 50 Years Anniversary of the Stuff that Happen in the 1960's (English). short version original version

This decade, the 2010's, will be remembered as a decade of a 50 years anniversary of the stuff that happen in the 1960's. I'm gonna tweet that...

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The Apollo project. "Oh no, wait a minute, we're explores, we are discoverers... What about J.F.Kennedy speech?" He said, we will do this not because it's easy, but because it's hard. He had charisma, and we're explorers... You know that speech in the joint session of Congress? Where he says, we'll put a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth, do you know that speech?

Go 3 paragraph earlier in that speech. This speech was given 6 weeks after Yuri Gagarin came out of orbit. We didn't yet have a vehicle that wouldn't kill one of our astronauts for having going up in it. And J.F.Kennedy say we're gonna go the Moon before the decade is out. 3 paragraph earlier what is he say? He says: "If the events of recent weeks..,-Gagarin came out of orbit-"...If the events of recent weeks are any indication of minds of men everywhere, of the impact of this adventure, then we need to show the world the path of freedom over the path of tyranny." It was a battle cry against communism. The rest was flaugh.

War, I-don't-want-a-die driver, money driver. That what is is. So, without politics nothing happens. I have...I don't like it, but I accept it and understand it...

In fact, over that period, we lost practically every measure of scientific...of space achievement in head-to-head contest with the Soviet Union. We would finally go to the Moon and we should say: "we win". Ok, than we declare ourselves winners, but anyone who kept a scorecard along the way would show that we lost practically every other metric. The Russians had the first satellite, the first non-human animal, the first human, the first woman, the first black person, had someone from Cuba, the first Space station, the longest time logged in space, they had the first lander on Venus, the first lander on the Moon, they had a rover on the Moon while our astronauts were their. We were reactive to the Soviet Union, not proactive, yet we remember ourselves as leaders.

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