Thursday, July 20, 2017

48 Years Ago

How much would it cost and how long would it take to duplicate a feat that was done without composites or computers all that long ago?  Could it be duplicated? 

5 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

What is it?

Rob Dawg said...

Early mockup of the lunar lander circa early/mid 1960s.

Rubygoat said...

how much hihher are our saftey standards?

Rob Dawg said...

We still lose one of twenty-three launches. Strangely consistent since Goddard.

Great Unknown said...

The problem is that we seem to keep pushing state of the art technology when reliable "old" technology already exists that could do the job. Perhaps it is that the old engineering techniques have been lost to the new generation of engineers. Or perhaps it's the external quest for nice to have features at the expense of basic functionality. You can see the latter problem in every thing nowdays. Like the complex electronic dashboards in new cars - you have read the manual in most cases to figure out how to even scan for radio stations and no two car dashboards seem to be the same.