Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When Will We Go Back To The Moon?

I'll leave this right here:


This is a panoramic view of the Moon taken during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, courtesy of the NASA History Office @NASAhistory. 

Spot NASA astronaut and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt running on the Moon's surface.

Apollo 17 was the last of the crewed Apollo missions and Harrison Schmitt was one of the last humans to set foot on the lunar surface.

That was 43 years ago. Think about that.

What are we waiting for? A planetary disaster that will give us no choice? It's sure starting to look that way.

To be fair, China has plans to establish a permanent Moon base within 10-15 years. But still. It's been 43 years since humans walked on the Moon. We have learned so very much since then. 

Let's leave behind Earth's formidable gravity well and go apply our collective scientific and technological advancements - on another world!

It's only a 3-day trip away.