Time to remember the Moon

Michael Winning

It’s 41 years ago tonight that we walked off the Earth and onto the Moon for a few hours. By now all the Apollonauts are old men and soome are already dead. But we have not gone back. Perhaps we are not meant to and chaos will return to this planet and its affairs..

4 responses to “Time to remember the Moon

  1. Paul Robinson

    I think we need to re-ignite (or should that be re-freeze) the cold war. If both sides thought that some military advantage would accrue, they’d be on Mars within 10 years.

    I suppose it’s too much to expect mans pioneering spirit alone, to get us there!

  2. C H Ingoldby

    The Chinese had an ocean going fleet in the 1400’s. They could sail anywhere they wanted to.

    They burnt their ships and turned inward to deal with their internal problems. Leaving the world to be shaped by Europe for the next half millenium.

    The USA is scrapping its manned space programme and turning inward to deal with internal problems.

    I wonder how it will turn out this time around.

  3. Gold’s just gone up $10.

    Perhaps Michael ought not to have posted when he did.

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