Saturday, August 01, 2015

US Airways 4038: DCA to BDL

Monday, July 20, 2015

"Giant steps are what you take / Walking on the moon" - Sting #QotD

Apollo at NASM: Apollo 11 Command module
Apollo 11 Command Module, Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum
Some may say
I'm wishing my days away
No way
And if it's the price I pay
Some say
Tomorrow's another day
You stay
I may as well play

Giant steps are what you take
Walking on the moon
I hope my legs don't break
Walking on the moon
We could walk forever
Walking on the moon
We could be together
Walking on, walking on the moon

"Walking on the Moon" The Police

Another year goes by and another year without people back on the moon, like they were in 1969, on this date, July 20 in fact. 46 years ago to be precise.

Some past Apollo posts:


Apollo at NASM: Model of Tranquility Base
Smithsonian  / Air and Space Museum / Tranquility Base

Friday, July 17, 2015

"this happy place...is dedicated 2 the ideals, the dreams, & the hard facts that have created America" #QotD

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On this date in 1955, Disneyland opened to the world ... Walt opened the park with the following statement:
To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of  joy and inspiration to all the world. - Walt Disney, July 17, 1955
The above quote is from Walt Disney's speech at the opening of Disneyland ... I sometimes wonder if the future of Disney (and by a complex series of associations, U.S. Copyright Law, would have been different if Walt lived ...

Would it have been a different "great big beautiful tomorrow"? ...

2008-06-28-dscn4529"There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of everyday
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow's just a dream away
Man has a dream and that's the start
He follows his dream with mind and heart
And when it becomes a reality
It's a dream come true for you and me - Sherman Brothers