been there done that

“Didn’t we stop going to the moon because it had become boring?” this quote is interesting because it is mot a statement but a question. Once America had seemingly won the space race in the late 1960s there was no more motivation or interest in the subject so it seemed to be placed on the back burner so to speak. This is also a time popularity and being on the forefront of trend begins to take shape. A more logical approach to the reason that we stopped going to the moon was the fact that our late president, John F. Kennedy, a pioneer and political promoter of the space program was no longer around, having been assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” Also funding could have played a role considering America was dealing with the conflict in Vietnam at the time. JFK very much relied on popularity for his support for example his wife had her own line of fashion and made day time TV appearances. The point is we this is the point where our society that relies on popularity and pushing the limit if you look at it from two angles. One angle is ok we made it to the moon, been there done that. The other angle is more optimistic. Ok we made it to the moon, how about mars now? #scipop #hsci2133 #fantasy #lateiknow

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3 years ago

although it won't be too many years from now that we will be living in a world where no human alive has ever walked on the surface of a planetary body other than the Earth...not unlike practically all of human history of course, but it would surely have seemed "unthinkable" in the late 1960s/early 1970s that this would become the case. Maybe there wasn't that much of an appetite to really go the moon initially...maybe there isn't an urge to go to Mars either, except among a small group of enthusiasts. Maybe more people are interested in sf movies about going to Mars than the real thing?