Monday, July 20, 2009
Moon Day Mourning
Forty years ago, Neil and Buzz rolled outta the LEM, kicked up a little dust, collected a few rocks and basically rubbed a butt on the Russkies for all of us. USA BAYBEE!!!!! Problem is, four decades later, we haven’t been back to the moon. Hell, back in 1969 Chinese technology consisted of stone knives and bearskins and now they’re headed to the moon! WTF happened to us?
Don’t talk to me about the space shuttle. What a rip-off! Who thought it was a good idea to put wings on a flying brick? SHEESH! What a waste of time and money (not to mention the lives of 14 of our brave astronauts). Here's the best article EVER about the shuttle program.
No folks…we’ve got to get back out there – to the moon and beyond. Why? Because that’s what we do. Ever since the first caveman asked himself what was over the horizon (then went to check and was eaten by a Saber-toothed tiger) humans have felt the urge, the need to explore. If for no other reason so that a handful of folks can get off this rock…step on another world and remind each and every one of us all how small, and how insignificant, and how lucky we really are.