Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21, 1969

Some 47 years ago today a couple of men landed on the moon. I had the opportunity having worked at MIT Instrumentation Lab to had done a small part in the on board star tracker used for navigation. But instead of  sitting down in our offices watching the event I was at the hospital with one of my children and a salmonella infection. It was an interesting lesson. We managed to get a man, actually two, on the moon, but deadly infections were still running loose in the world.

So what was more important that day; moon landing or a broad spectrum antibiotic? I will let you determine! Just a thought to put things in perspective.