Where have you gone, Neil Armstrong?!!!!!!!!
Yes, Freedom 7 is still alive. But history took a hit in the late hours last night as LRO blasted past Apollo 11 at 10 minutes to midnight. LRO, the satellite that will eventually launch and study the Moon, beat the monumental, historic, manned mission to the Moon. LRO will not deliver America’s most profound quote regarding accomplishment. It will, however, bring boatloads of scientific data, images, and possibly a tournament trophy.
After sleeping for a few hours, I am over the shock. It looks like SPB may have some real competition afterall.
I would love to talk about some of the other matchups, however, my analysis is becoming increasingly irrelavent as the competition progresses. The only mission still alive on my bracket is Expedition 16, but I had them losing to STS-1.
Check out the match ups and then get ready to vote.
LRO vs Freedom 7
Vikings I & II vs SOHO
SPB vs Orion
Expedition 16 vs New Horizons
See the results for yourself here: http://mission-madness.nasa.gov/mm/results.html?1
I’m so tempted to comment on these matchups, but I don’t want to jinx a mission.