Why haven't we been to the moon in 41 years?
We’ve overcome so many technological problems. We made our processing chips smaller and faster, we made our televisions more vibrant and flatter, we made our telephones smaller and more mobile… we have touchscreen tech for pete’s sake [equivalent to magic ^.~]
We’ve unraveled the human DNA, as well as many other species. We’ve harnessed the ability to answer most questions in physics, with the LHC.
So why, when I was listening to a scientist interview on NPR’s SciFri, did I hear him say “It’s extremely hard to conduct a lunar landing”? Why, in fact, have we not gone back?
If we ever even did. I am seriously doubting, and Neil Armstrong is looking more and more like a fake as I think about it. If you’re wondering why I’m asking only now, close to 30 years old – it’s because I never had one iota of interest in space exploration, or its history.
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