Monday, December 16, 2013


Uncle Wilmot on the left
This is a picture of my Great Uncle Wilmot in the Great War. Powered flight was just getting off the ground when this picture was taken in 1918. Fifty years later we had men walking on the Moon. Coming up on 50 years after that and we have slipped a little down the ladder and all the talk of 'man in space' has turned to mush.

In a way I'm grateful that we once again have wealthy patrons who can support the arts of science and engineering with their own resources and money just as rich patrons supported the other arts in the Renaissance. This time around we have a number of patrons who are first in the quest to return man to space.

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