I’ll See You on The Dark Side of the Moon

CU just received a $17 million grant from NASA to probe the faint sounds of the early universe and better understand the lunar environment.  I wonder if the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies will adopt Pink Floyd as their official band.  Whenever I hear of something NASA is funding, I think of the exchange between Josh and Leo in the West Wing episode The Warfare of Genghis Khan

Leo McGarry: My generation never got the future it was promised. Thirty-five years later, cars, air travel’s exactly the same. We don’t even have the Concorde anymore. Technology stopped.

Josh Lyman: The personal computer?

Leo McGarry: Where’s my jet pack, my colonies on the Moon?

I think Go Fast is making my Jet Pack

Given that I have poor impulse control, I want it now.

  • Bill Mosby

    Jet packs would be so great. Except that I can't think of anything with a lower fuel efficiency! Even if they were to be powered by actual jet engines rather than H2O2 rocket engines.

    I hope that the ultimate transportation system, which would be some kind of molecular deconstruction/reconstruction system, would be better. Plus, the concept is even scarier than a rocket belt with a 30 second endurance.

    Fun to dream, anyway!

    • They’ll eventually run off of a nuclear fusion powered engine.

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