Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Right Stuff

posted by The Vidiot @ 5:55 PM Permalink

Scott Crossfield has died at age 84 ... in a plane crash.

In case you don't know, Scott Crossfield was the fastest man alive for many years. He was the first to reach mach 2 and mach 3. He flew some of the fastest and the slowest planes ever invented. He flew the X-15, and a replica of the Wright brothers 1st plane.

My favorite quote:
The brain can process nine billion binary units with instant response, which is beyond any silicon chip. That's what the Wright brothers used to build their airplane. My attitude is that flight is a human endeavor - so if it isn't manned, the hell with it.
Hero is an overused word, but it applies in its unsullied state to this man.

He spent his life slipping the surly bonds of earth, now may he touch the face of god.

Goodbye Scott, may you enjoy your High Flight forever.


At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Toast said...

Wow. That really sucks. Here's to you, Mr. Crossfield.


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