posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 06:31 AM
reply to post by ronnieray123
WOW!!! Awsome Idea, A private University on the moon.. To be honest, The thought never crossed my mind.
I am old enough to remember watching the Apollo missions and watching the moon landing,The 1960's were very turbulant times in the US. But as the OP.
stated for a short time most of the world came together and marveled at what we could accomplish, Not the US. But we, as humans.. It is such a shame
that "feeling" was so fleeting.
When the challenge was put forth to send a man to the moon, it was not looked upon as something that the government ordered us to do, At that time
most people in the US felt that it was upon us as individuals to help make this happen, we did not fully expect or even think that the government was
capable of doing this.
And it wasn't.. there were alot of private industries that had to step in and basically create the hardware and the technology to make the hardware
needed, for example, the company that made the 'playtex bra' is the company that designed and made the apollo space suits.. Many private companies
contributed to parts and pieces of this endeavor..
My point is, back then we did not have this attitude that the government is supposed to be the one and only entity to take care of everything, it
seems to me that only 50 years ago we did not depend, expect, or want as much from our government as we do now. We just knew if we wanted something
done, and done properly, we should do at least most of it ourselves..
What you are suggesting is pretty much that.. let us not wait, and depend on any government, or Nation to do this. Let us do this privately as
Humankind for the betterment of ourselves and our decendants, Let this be our legacy as Humans, not Nations, So that when generations from now look
out the window in the 'Neil Armstrong memorial Astrophysics lab' at earth they can say "This is what we as a species can do when we work together"