September 26, 2007
the space race is over, the space race is turning to dust


50 years after sputnik, 2 generations worth of hopes and dreams and fantasies is kaput, shit, un-bid-on detritus on ebay. As Burroughs once intoned, "the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams." And yet it was not us, it was only time that betrayed.

This makes me sad, like nothing else did today.

Posted by dbrown at 12:50 AM