Friday, October 16, 2009

Reaction Research Society, 1958

I just noticed that the RRS website has a pdf of a 1958 Popular Mechanics article reporting on the activities of the society. It's fun to think what it would be like to have been alive at some point in history, whether it be in the midst of the "space race" or some other time. It's nice to see that while much has changed since 1958, the essence of what the RRS and other similar organizations stood for then still exists today. Whether it's medium or small size companies competing with big ones, or organizations that not only encourage but facilitate education and experimentation, or small organized efforts like SStS, the spirit of competition, exploration, and experimentation is alive and well. No need to travel back in time.

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