Sunday, June 15, 2008

Leaving Earth

Saturn VI lived in Florida during the Apollo program and went to Cape Canaveral for several launches of this beauty, including the one night launch. The space shuttle cannot hold a candle to the Saturn V, it was utterly beyond imagination.

A couple of years ago I got a closeup look at the Apollo capsule in the Air and Space Museum in DC. Toggle switches. Men went to the moon in that.

The Discovery Channel is running a series When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions on Sunday nights. What a way to spend a couple of hours, reliving magic.


  1. There is a plaque in that Air and Space Museum mentioning Oscar Solbrig and his contributions to flight. There have been rumors that his plane was also there, but we haven't been able to confirm those. The plaque has been seen with my own two eyes.

  2. Anonymous12:03 PM

    The Saturn V was and is the heaviest lift vehicle ever made and used. They are considering bringing back something like that for post-shuttle launches.

    And the Lockheed SR-71, the best at what they did.. were and still are, even a generation afterwards.

    Way cool.