After 40 Long Years, It’s Time To Go Back.

Posted: July 20th, 2009 in Moon, NASA, philosophy, science, space
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Apollo16

Forty years ago today, men walked on another celestial body. Let’s go back there.

As a child I watched in awe at the proceedings, the spectacle, riveted to the TV. It was marvelous. It was more, it was fantabulous. It caused serious, deep pride and excitement and a desire to learn. And it continued again and again and again until one day… it stopped.

It was perhaps an omen, that halt, as ever since then, the world has accelerated into decline. Maybe if we start up again, the world will turn around. Rose-colored glasses? Sure. But exploration and the continual sating of that ingrained human lust for knowledge can only lead to good things.

I want us to go back there.

Publicly. Properly. With no obfuscation.

There’s so much to discover. So much.

So much to… dig up… and learn from.

Not to mention the resources.

We have the tech.

We must abandon the global course of chaos we’re on and redirect those war funds and exploitative purposes to activities that will reap rewards for all.

Mr. Obama, do you have the balls?

Come on… let’s go.

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