Here’s an easy trick. If you’re feeling bleecchh—that vague, restless nag that either circumstances are not as they should be, or worse, that we as a people aren’t up to the task—pull open a Wikipedia tab and start reading about the Apollo missions. I mean it. Anything, start anywhere. The men. The women. The speed, the science, the failures, the machines, the creativity. To me, it doesn’t get better than the humble, ingenious CSM, and its buddy the LM, shown here. We could figure this out in nine years; we’re gonna be okay.