Thursday, October 14, 2010

One giant step for mankind.

I, like everyone else in the world, have been captivated with the Chilean miners. The whole thing is an engineering marvel. I can't help but think how these men will be studied for years.

Sure it was a mission to save these men's lives. Much like the Apollo 13 mission.

It is a marvel to see how well these men handled extreme isolation. It will be a hallmark for how we can handle space.

In space there only exists extreme isolation and darkness. You can't pay for this kind of research. 12 million bucks is a bargain. NASA could never do it that cheaply.

And sure.. I can say this because everyone survived. Now we get to see how their mental state plays out over the years. We need to know. So people don't go crazy.

In space.

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