Tech plus 50

Tech Tuesday

Yesterday (February 20, 2012) marked the 50th anniversary of the first American to orbit the earth.   Everyone knows this.

The part of the story I hadn’t known until yesterday is my topic for this week’s Tech Tuesday. Apparently John Glenn became such a national hero for orbiting earth that NASA grounded him. They (we) didn’t want to chance losing him.

With all the technological advances since then, can you imagine the US seeking to protect someone in a similar way? What might it take now, 50 years later, to make someone such a national hero?

Published by Steve Heyduck

I am a United Methodist pastor, currently appointed as Pastor of OvillaUnited Methodist Church in Ovilla, Texas. I am also the husband of Rachel and father of 3 - Robbie, Eliza, and Liam. I am an ardent nonconstantian and a postmodern Christian. (I am also happy to talk with you about what these things mean to me)

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