Celebrating John Glenn – The Glory and Shame of the Space Generation
February 19, 2012 Leave a comment
The feature from the Perspective section in the Sunday TBT is pretty awesome writing. There are a few stories. One thing to keep in mind is Glenn’s refrain in the loss of a space program for our generation and the national embarrassment of piggy-backing on another nation’s space program at huge expense to tax payers.
Also, I appreciated both essayists perspective on the changing times. Our generation has simultaneously lost the naivete of the space generation, but gained a fatal case of narcissism. The implicit argument of the latter essay, that American’s just don’t get the point of a Space Program anymore. What does it have to do with me, they ask.
Essay – Selfish Generation (apparently it’s only in the paper edition?)