Monday, February 20, 2012

50th Anniversary of First US Man in Space

Today is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic orbital flight in Friendship 7. I find it rather amazing how far we have come technologically in 50 years. In 1962, there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no vcrs, dvd players, microwaves, no handheld calculators. Television was still in black and white and reception came through rabbit ears on the set if you didn't have an antennae on the roof. Engineers were still using slide rules to make their calculations.

Take a look:

I have to wonder where we'll be technologically fifty years from now...

1 comment:

  1. I, too, wonder what technology will be like in the next fifty years. It's amazing how far we've come. Even the past thirty years has been pretty amazing in technology.