Modern Scientist Predictions Edward C. Welsh

About the predictions both right and wrong of modern scientist Edward C. Welsh including ones on space travel and a man on the moon.

Predictor: EDWARD C. WELSH

Edward Welsh was executive secretary for the National Aeronautics and Space Council from 1961 to 1969.

Past Predictions: Right--In a speech he prepared for President Kennedy in 1961, Welsh predicted that the U.S. would land a man on the moon in the 1960s. On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.

* Welsh predicted that by 1982 men would have begun to explore the surface of the moon and that space probes would be exploring the solar system. Both have already occurred, long before his deadline.

Future Predictions: By 1982

* Launch rockets which can be used more than once will be able to lift off from regular airports to transport personnel and supplies for manned orbital space stations.

* A space shuttle and a space rescue system will be in operation.

* One or more permanent bases will have been established on the moon.

* Manned expeditions will have reached other planets.

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