Pace of Progress

Posted on February 15, 2016

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. By 1539, 47 years later, the exploration and colonisation of the Americas was well underway. There were seasonal settlements up and down the Eastern Seaboard of what is now the United States of America and permanent settlements on a number of Caribbean islands, eg Santo Domingo

In 1903 the Wright Brothers performed the first sustained heavier than air flight. By 47 years later the world’s first commercial jetliner, the de Havilland Comet was entering service, making it possible to get from London to Johannesburg in a little over a day.

In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the surface of the Moon. Now, 47 years later, WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOON BASE???

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