posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 06:11 PM
Originally posted by internos
While i find intriguing the song they were singing:
now THAT is odd, if you ask me:
I don't know your age Internos, but that song would have been very appropriate at that time in history. It would have been alluding to the wonder of
taking a leisurely stroll on the Moon and the happy, giddy feelings they were having. You have to think of this in their time frame not the mindset of
this modern Rap era.
"There is a Santa Clause" would have been very appropriate to describe the wonderful gift of being able to be one of the Astronauts going to the
As I read threads like these, the memory of watching all this live becomes more vivid too me. I remember the wonder on my Fathers face as this man who
grew up herding cattle on horseback watched the first man step foot on the moon. He insisted I not go to school and I watched every minute I could
with him. I had signed 8x10's of all the Astronauts and the folders and materials NASA sent out on a regular basis to those who asked for them. God,
I wish I would have kept all that stuff. I had everything from the Gemini program forward.
As to the OP,
The original reason to go to the moon was a fear that the Russians would set up a weapons base if they beat us to the moon or into orbit for that
matter. It was a matter of urgency.
Since then, there has been no reason to repeat what was already done and it makes far more sense to spend money on new endeavors like Mars.
I also wonder if you have noted this -
for National Geographic News
December 4, 2006
NASA plans to construct a solar-powered outpost at one the moon's poles, officials with the U.S. space agency announced today.
The lunar base is expected to be permanently staffed by 2024.
Whether this is funded or not may be a good question, but it would seem that we are considering this, now that there is a reason.
It is a shame they can't see there way clear to stop funding study of *Gay Sheep and the like and instead fund more meaningful endeavors.
*I kid you not, I actually drove out to a facility in Idaho where they conduct research on homosexuality in sheep. It's a few miles off I-15 north of
Idaho Falls a half hour or so.