Nice Work, El Reg - echo that
Having grown up during this timeframe, being the son of a pilot, loving all things aviation and space, and ending up as an engineer myself I thoroughly enjoyed this article.
Anyone who isn't in awe of the folks that rode rocket and have respect for the folks that worked to make it happen is missing out.
You see glimmers of it in SpaceX today, it is heart warming to see the excitement and cheering in the background.
I am not sure I would want a world populated only by engineers, but I love being around them and feel truly at home.