The highlight of the 20th century for this nation and the world was the ascendancy of the United States into space and on to the moon.
Sadly, today this cowntown was given a reminder not only that everything from this town is broken and sucks but also that we should keep our heads out of the clouds.
The Kansas City Space Pirates are a widely celebrated group of students, parents and hobbyists working on a “Space Elevator” as the next generation of off-planet endeavors. Today their efforts met with complete failure.
Here’s a bit of a recap:
Three teams are competing for $2 million in prizes in the NASA-backed Space Elevator Games that began Wednesday at the Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base.
The first team, from Kansas City, Mo., had trouble keeping the laser locked on its machine, and it only made it part of the way up a cable dangling from a helicopter 4,300 feet in the air.
The world’s most accurate encyclopedia notes that “a space elevator is a proposed structure designed to transport material from a celestial body’s surface into space. Many variants have been proposed, all of which involve traveling along a fixed structure instead of using rocket powered space launch.”
It’s all very exciting stuff, but today the people of Kansas City proved that they are unequipped to tackle to future. In fact, if this town can’t even fix sewers and potholes then there’s no way we should be allowed to screw up space. Once again, the race to push forward human progress is moving at light speed – And the only thing that’s obvious is that Kansas City people shouldn’t be taking part and might want to consider quitting.