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January 22nd
1:59 AM

One question stands out more than any other, and it’s this: If landing on the moon gained America the admiration of the world - and the opinion polls say it did, if in terms of exploration and the desire to unravel the secrets of the beginning of the solar system Apollo was a major step forward, and if at the most mundane level Apollo was only about the greatest adventure of the history of mankind, then why today… is the idea of sending men into deep space a dead duck?

"If it had been our intention merely to go to the moon, bring back a handful of rocks and soil, and forget the entire enterprise, then we would certainly have been history’s biggest fools."- Wernher von Braun

… and yet, that’s exactly what they did- James Burke

One question stands out more than any other, and it’s this: If landing on the moon gained America the admiration of the world - and the opinion polls say it did, if in terms of exploration and the desire to unravel the secrets of the beginning of the solar system Apollo was a major step forward, and if at the most mundane level Apollo was only about the greatest adventure of the history of mankind, then why today… is the idea of sending men into deep space a dead duck?

"If it had been our intention merely to go to the moon, bring back a handful of rocks and soil, and forget the entire enterprise, then we would certainly have been history’s biggest fools."
- Wernher von Braun

… and yet, that’s exactly what they did
- James Burke

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    If that is what was done at all…or just what we’ve been told.
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