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The Sixties were many things to many people, but in the turbulence of that period in our history, it is sometimes forgotten how fascinated we were as a country with space exploration.
The space race was on. Star Trek’s first season was in 1966. But perhaps it was the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Jetsons, set in the late 21st century, that in an odd way expressed our dreams and expectations for a future in space.
Mr. Cosmo Spacely, owner of Spacely Sprockets, sends George Jetson on a business trip to Venus, and lets George, probably for the first time in his life, stay at the swankest hotel.
After a long day negotiating a profitable deal for Spacely Sprockets with their biggest client Mr. Spendwell, thus finally assuring George’s long awaited promotion to vice president of Spacely Sprockets, a very tired George bumbles into his hotel room.
Before he opens the door to enter his completely soundproof room, George pushes the big Bacteria Bomb Button outside his room, thereby...