International

No further than the moon

Nov 15th, 2016 | By | Category: International

The supermoon caused a buzz of conversation, as close as it had been since 1948, the Moon would not be as close to the Earth again until 2034. The continuing power of the Moon to fascinate is perhaps testimony to our continuing failure to send a manned mission any further, a fact to which most people are indifferent.

Looking back now, it’s hard to imagine the excitement that the Space Race created through the 1960s. The first manned missions, the first spacecraft to orbit the moon, the first moon landings, …