When we left earth…

OK, so I’m a ‘real life’ extreme documentary junkie.  Yes, I enjoyed Axe Men, watched the entire series, I also enjoy Ice Road Truckers and The Deadliest Catch, though the latter is somewhat redundant.

I’ve been looking forward to When We Left Earth, the NASA Missions since it was announced.  For some reason or another Time Warner has upgraded our HD DVR and I can’t find Discovery in HD, so that’s aggravating me somewhat.

I watched the first couple shows yesterday and late into last night in complete awe of the work those men accomplished in the lat 60’s

They got shit done (sorry, there’s no other way to say that).  I would give anything to be able to go back in time and be a fly on the wall during their management meetings.  Something between now and then has left us.  Corporations today can’t get it done with the same fervor that they did back then.  I’m sure it wasn’t all fun and games, but they got it done.  Nobody, including NASA could pull of the the things they did back then, today.  It’s not possible with modern management techniques, rules, guidelines and red tape.

I would also like to state for the record that anyone that thinks we didn’t go to the moon is an idiot. 

I so wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up.  I was a toddler during the space race, and I’m looking forward to rest of the series.

In fact I’m probably going to buy the DVD, it’s that cool to me and I’m not a DVD junkie.  I don’t own that many.

If you haven’t watched it, I would encourage you to do so.

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