Has anyone else read this series of essays by Dave McGowan? I guess because I am new, I can't link, but it is easy to find with Google. I never thought I would be "that guy"... But after reading that series and looking into the space program and what are now good images of the LEM, I am left scratching my head at how 1960s/early 1970s technology accomplished what it did. And not one other country in the world has managed to have a manned-spacecraft get out of low orbit, much less to the moon. (Though I read the Chinese are working on it... Estimate in 2028!) 40 years later, and no one else can get out of low earth orbit except with machines, no men aboard. And the more I look at the LEM, the more it looks like something out of the 1960s show The Outer Limits, not a real space craft. The first interviews with the first men on the moon (Neil Armstrong, etc) made it worse. They don't seem happy or exuberant. They seem guarded or defeated or something, though I am no psychologist. But I have seen people, who didn't have weeks of quarantine to rest up, like those who climbed Mount Everest, seem more exuberant and happy than these guys who went to the effing moon! And they seem kind of depressed or something? Sorry for the jumble of words. I never questioned this and now I am. My mind is kinda blown. Wish I could link. Google LEM and look at that. Does that look like a sophisticated piece of technology, or something out of 60s sci-fi shows or what? Anyway, check out McGowan's series. I picked this forum because most forums would mock this outright and not even consider the possibility, but I do want intelligent replies. Thanks!