Last man on the moon

This is too cool for words. We did this: human beings did this. For three years starting 35 years ago, we went to another world, walked around on it, rode around on it, studied it, looked back at our world in wonder. We made the first hesitant steps into the infinite universe that surrounds us.

In a thousand years, if any date in the 20th century is generally known, it will be July 20, 1969. The moon landing was the most signficant event, quite possibly, ever.

So why the hell aren’t we up there right now?

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