Category:Films about the education system in India
Category:1990s drama filmsUnabridged Transcript
Dr. Daniel E. Lobel
Well, I think we should start with— let’s start with, for example, large scale scientific programs. This is a classic example of how the process of science works. So, I’ll just briefly review a little bit of the history. So, the United States government has been interested in long term, large scale space exploration for a long time. So, for example, you have Galileo, I think, in 1610. You have the time capsule from around the same time, 1612. So, there’s just this, you know, this great interest in this kind of thing. And then there’s of course, the famous sermon by John Winthrop at the founding of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock in 1620. And then, we all know what happened in the New World, you know, the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, you know, the revolution and the constitution. And so, by the end of the 19th century, we have the celebrated rocket man, Robert Goddard, you know, developing the rocket from about the end of that century up until 1927. So, there was a very good interest by the American government, in particular, in big science at that time. And this is an example of an early program. The Soviets, as we’ll see, come along later and kind of get with the program. But the American program was really, really, really big, you know, big enough that it attracted the attention of, you know, private industry. And so, I mean, that’s the way things work. So, let’s move on.
The Soviets decided to do something by themselves. They didn’t know anything about rockets. They didn’t have any interest in rockets. They were like, you know, what is that? They had good— I mean, there’ 0b46394aab