40 years later Apollo 11

July 20, 1969. Forty-Years ago today two men, Neil Amstrong, and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the surface of the moon. They did what people dreamed about for centuries. Many people were doubtful, that such a feat would ever be possible.

A lot of people thought Orville and Wilbur Wright, were nuts to attempt to fly a device in the air like a bird. The Wright brothers succeeded in their endeavour to create the first airplane on Dec 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk.

In 1965, a Qantas Boeing 707 departing from San Francisco, completed the first commercial non-stop flight between America and Australia 7500 miles, 14 hours, 32 minutes.

Now we move onto more equally impressive engineering feats of the likes: Airbus A380,Burj Dubai, Boeing 787 (still in the works).

And for those reason that’s why I became an engineer. You get to do what no one else could do. I don’t think people should hold back their dreams and aspirations. I run the risk of sounding overly optimistic.

Illinois is home to the transistor, the led, the lcd, the plasma tv. Nathan Newmark, and the brainchild of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. No reason to believe we ran out of innovation.


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