The US is cutting off the public funding of moon missions and passing the baton on to the private sector. But ceding the moon to nations like China and India is going to be very hard for proud and patriotic Americans to swallow.
Mars? We'd barely notice we'd got to Mars. The Moon? A commuter jump. Guy Rundle sets his sights higher.
How would Fox, CNN et al. cover man's first walk on the moon if it happened today? SlateV make an educated guess: with Twitter, holograms and inane vox pops.
The American space program, the greatest, grandest, most Promethean — O.K. if I add “godlike”? — quest in the history of the world, died in infancy at 10:56 p.m. New York time on July 20, 1969, writes Tom Wolfe.
Political Analysts from the First Dog On The Moon Institute can prove it!
Still a moon landing skeptic? AskMen count down five top pieces of evidence that man really did set foot on the moon.