Sunday, July 19, 2009

Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

With those eight words the decade long race to the moon ended and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade was fulfilled.

It's been a long time since the United States space program has had the kind of support or clear vision since those heady days.

Hopefully they can regain that with increased competition from the Chinese and a new mission to the Moon to establish a permanent base there and a manned mission to Mars.

If the human race is to thrive and survive, we need to begin exploring the final frontier.

That includes establishing off earth colonies for humankind as well.

1 comment:

gudbuytjane said...

As trans women I feel like so often we are writing from a position of looking down, feeling beaten and defeated by a culture that persists in its violence against us. It makes me really happy, then, to see other trans women writing about a topic that is so inherently about looking up, and feeling awe-stuck and hope.

I am a fan of your writing in general, but special thanks for writing about this topic here and at GlobalComment!