We Choose to Go to the Moon

Hard to believe it was forty years ago that humankind set foot on the moon.

What a marvel it was, seeing America do that thing, “and the others too.”

Wendy was kind enough to forward me a site where you can relive a bit of it at www.wechoosethemoon.com.

4 thoughts on “We Choose to Go to the Moon

  1. My parents were on their honeymoon. (Ok, now y’all can do some math and figure out how long they’ve been married!) My mom remembers my dad watching the landing. He remembers watching the landing. I’ve heard the story so many times I almost think I was there (obviously I wasn’t!)

    And yet…we’ve not gone back in over 30 years. And we’ve not gone beyond. *sigh*

  2. I remember staying up and watching it, and wondering what Armstrong meant with “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. It was the next morning before it came out that he meant to have “a” in front of “man”, but it was lost in static or in the excitement he forgot to say it.

    But you use to hear the phrase

    “If we can go to the moon, why can’t we ____?” where blank was all kinds of things like “cure the common cold”, “build cars that get 100 MPG” ect.

    But to me the question should be

    “If we can go to the moon then, why can’t we go to the moon now?”
    Yea I know NASA is doing a study to see what it would take to go again, but right now and for the next several years no one can go to the moon.

  3. It’s amazing to me how quickly that goal was realized. Probably because they used simpler methods, with a great risk factor.

    It is also amazing how quickly society became bored with it.

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