Ana that's AWESOME. Cootie, I bet that was so interesting. Did you ever get to go see any of the launches with him?
Cape Kennedy is so different now. I remember going there when I was about 9 years old. Not a major tourist spot at the time, but you could see some stuff and they took you on bus tour of the launch pads. Not a lot going on. NOW, wow, they've got movies and a museum, all kinds of cool stuff.
Well considering that a lot of what we take for granted in our lives today came out of the space stuff, I don't mind the money spent on it. The advancement in technology, computers, cell phones, medicine were all side benefits of what was done for NASA and the space program. Not to mention mylar balloons. The lunar lander was wrapped in gold mylar to protect it from the heat of the sun. It was lightweight and reflected the sun's rays. But so much of what was learned in the 60's through today about technology was learned through the space program and that knowledge was then applied to commercial applications. It really paved the way for the conveniences in our lives.
The lab has lost my glasses order. Should have been ready last week. I've called 3 times and they finally admitted that the lab lost my order and they had to resend it. So now it will be next week. They told me 7-10 business days and it's been 14.