But happily as the years went by, NASA sent up Spacelab and started the shuttle programme and I outgrew travel sickness.
Outer space and the moon here I come, or so I thought. Yet the moon remained out of reach of all the space agencies throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
There were no advances in technology that would mean ordinary people like me would be bathing in solar rays on the moon anytime soon.
I started to hope that some of the more outlandish plans such as the space elevator would actually come to fruition. It may sound wacky, but apparently the physics behind the idea are quite sound.
Space Elevator Explained
But alas no, space shuttles blew up and only very rich men with $20 million to spare could buy their way into space. My longing looks towards the sky became even more forlorn. 2005 and a fortieth birthday came and went and soon after America was no longer even sending men into space, let alone to the moon and no one else who had the capability were even thinking about it.
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