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 Why Aren’t We There?

Some years back I had the chance to meet the great test pilot, Scott Crossfield.

Scott asked me a question that floored me. Here is a living icon, one of the guys who had “been there and done that,” and in his eighties, Scotty was still looking forward, promoting the dream.

When I asked him about flying the Douglas Skyrocket, he smiled at me and said, “Everyone wants to know about the old days. No one ever asks about the future. Why aren’t we on Mars?”

Well, why aren’t we on Mars?

I don’t know, Scotty, but this one’s for you, and all the rest of you who keep on dreaming. Just follow the link.



May 1, 2014 · 9:32 pm