View Full Version : SpaceX / ISS = very meh

May 23rd, 2012, 03:53 PM
The ISS is approx 250 miles (400 km) away. In 2012 a rocket is launched to cover that distance and - private or not - that garners attention?

Unless it was a hoax (a possibility in my book) the Apollo program had rockets that traveled to 239,000 miles (384,400) from Earth.

So humans have advanced to traveling 1/1000th of the distance in space that they did 40+ years ago and some act as if it's a milestone achievement. :facepalm: