TED演讲之伟大预言 伯特·鲁坦: 预见太空未来(3)

If you look at what happened — this little black line is as fast as man ever flew,

如果你看一看发生了什么 — 这条小黑线和人们曾经飞行的速度一样快,

and the red line is top-of-the-line military fighters and the blue line is commercial air transport.


You notice here’s a big jump when I was a little kid — and I think that had something to do with giving me the courage to go out and try something that other people weren’t having the courage to try.

你注意这里有一个大的跳跃。当我还是一个小孩时– 我认为曾有些事给予我勇气,走出去,尝试其他人没勇气去做的事。

Well, what did I do when I was a kid? I didn’t do the hotrods and the girls and the dancing and, well, we didn’t have drugs in those days.


But I did competition model airplanes. I spent about seven years during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force.


And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages.


And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around the world Voyager.


I founded another company in ’82, which is my company now.


And we have developed more than one new type of airplane every year since 1982. And there’s a lot of them that I actually can’t show you on this chart.


The most impressive airplane ever, I believe, was designed only a dozen years after the first operational jet.


Stayed in service till it was too rusty to fly, taken out of service. We retreated in ’98 back to something that was developed in ’56. What?


The most impressive spaceship ever, I believe, was a Grumman Lunar Lander.


It was a — you know, it landed on the moon, take off of the moon, didn’t need any maintenance guys — that’s kind of cool.

它是一艘–你知道,它在月球着陆,从月球起飞,无需人员维护– 那有点儿酷。

We’ve lost that capability. We abandoned it in ’72. This thing was designed three years after Gagarin first flew in space in 1961. Three years, and we can’t do that now. Crazy.





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