July 20, 2009

The Day the Universe Changed...

Hatched by Dafydd

Or at least, the day it should have...

July 20th, 1969 ~ July 20th, 2009

Moon Landing

"One small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind"

Moon Landing

No, the "international community" never landed on the Moon

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 20, 2009, at the time of 12:00 AM

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The following hissed in response by: wtanksleyjr

Sadly, the world could not have changed because of that. We were unable to maintain our presence on the moon because we lacked the infrastructure and industry to go to the moon (yes, that's circular logic, but I think my meaning is clear). Our goal was to go to the moon; our goal perhaps should have been to _stay_ on the moon. Of course, that would have gotten us there later.

I think it was all an awful mistake; we should go to the moon as soon as it's profitable to do so, and we should stay as soon as it's profitable to do so. Crash projects (such as Apollo) won't dramatically change the economics of when that becomes profitable, except by serendipity -- and say what you will, serendipity is very, very rare.


The above hissed in response by: wtanksleyjr [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2009 11:06 AM

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