Economics Without The B.S.**:
Generation of the '60's: Challenge Me!
For a '60's Generation (of followers, not leaders; but, who worked for inspirational leaders) that is out of work, listening to today's leadership, let's take a look back at what we can do.
1957 -- Russians launch Sputnik -- before the U.S. can get a satellite in orbit...or a rocket off the ground ----
April 12, 1961 -- Russians send Yuri Gagarin into orbital flight, before the U.S.
Several weeks later, May 5, 1961 -- Alan Shepard becomes the first American into space, on just a sub-orbital flight.
Just a couple of weeks later, on May 25, 1961, President Kennedy, before a Joint Session of Congress and before the Nation and World, announces that we are going to the Moon!
President Kennedy's address in Houston, Texas, September 12, 1962 (a year and half after the speech to Congress) -- why we are going to the Moon.
November 1962 -- President Kennedy tells his NASA administrator why we are going to the Moon. Does the NASA administrator, James Webb, sound convinced that we will be on the Moon by the end of the decade?
July 20, 1969 -- Neil Armstrong, with Apollo 11, lands on the Moon.
1971 -- Alan Shepard, ten years after his sub-orbital flight, is hitting golf balls on the Moon.
What have you done lately?
Give me a challenge. Into the unknown. And watch what I can do.
When is the last time you saw a scientific achievement, in bold headlines, on the front page of your newspaper?