2001 A Space Reality Check


In 1968, I sat in a movie theater and was thrilled by 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Collectively,  we dreamed of a future with flying cars and vacations on the Moon.  Many of us are disappointed that due to budget cuts and politics, that future did not arrive.  Or maybe it did and it’s so embedded in our culture we don’t notice it.  Let me contrast and compare and you tell me if we made it.

Here’s the Orion II, earth orbit shuttle from the movie.
Here is Discovery in orbit.


This is the cockpit of the Orion II
Here is the flight deck of the Discovery.

Take a virtual tour of Discovery.




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