View Single Post
Old April 13 2011, 02:01 PM   #28
Vice Admiral
Goliath's Avatar
Location: The Fifth Dimension
Re: Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (50th Anniversary)

TalkieToaster wrote: View Post
I think you'd be right if Gagarin's flight were 100 years after the end of the Civil War, but I think the first human spaceflight coming on the 100th anniversary of the start of an important war qualifies as irony.
No, that's pretty much not ironic at all.

It might have been ironic if, on 12 April 1861, some famous scientist had said: "Man will never travel through space! Space travel will still be a dream, even one hundred years from now!"
An illusion--with intelligence! A malignant vision, with a will of pure evil!
Goliath is offline   Reply With Quote