This is old news from NewScientist.com from a few years ago but I thought it might be good to post it. It also has some extra articles.
How long do we have to wait?
We put a man in space in a few years after starting. (early 60's)
Man walks on the Moon before the end of the 60's.
We make a space craft that can go into space and return to be reused. (80's)
We find a cure for Polio years ago. (I beleive 40's)
We have vaccines for most everything.
But we can't nip MS.
We can't even get a decent treatment going without all those damn side affects.