Brandy had not heard about NASA’s plans to send people back to the moon, but she thinks it is about time.
Gary did not know we were going to the moon in 2024, but he is excited to see that we are. He would like to see us spend more on exploration and less on military. He thinks we will make it to the moon but that it might be a little later than 2024.
Karthik had not heard about NASA’s plans to send a person to the moon. But he thinks considering it was 1972 since the last time we went to the moon it is time to go back. He is excited about it, and would be willing to go.
Roopa has not heard about NASA’s plans to land on the moon in 2024. She is not excited about it. We have enough problems on earth. We messed up the earth and we do not need to mess up the moon too. We should live in a state of nature.
It is ironic to think that the picture that Apollo 8 took that changed our perception of the world might lead to us shaming ourselves into dying on earth. Our environmental, global awakening has lead some people to believe that humanity is not good and can do no good.
In the next 1820 days Nasa will land people on the moon as part of the Artemis Program. I talked to Matt about this. He had not heard of it before I told him. He thinks it will probably be delayed, but that it could happen. He is excited about it.
Stephen knew about the 2024 moon mission from my many discussions about it. He thinks they will make it because there are many dedicated, smart people working on it. He will celebrate when it happens. But he does wonder about the opportunity costs. He agrees though that if we do it then we should use reusable rockets.
Nataraja had heard about NASA’s plans to put a woman on the moon in 2024. He thinks NASA will do it and looks forward to celebrating it.
Kennedy had heard about us returning to the moon in 2024. He is not sure what we hope to discover and what will be new. He thinks there might be other things that would be better to spend our limited space resources on like going to Mars. He thinks the Hubble telescope was a good investment. He would celebrate if we do go to the moon. We also discussed the 2023 http://DearMoon.earth project that SpaceX is doing to take a Japanese billionaire and a group of artists around the moon. He thinks that is good.
After I stopped recording we talked more about Elon Musk. “Elon is god’s gift to the United States.” He knew about the Falcon9’s first stage ability to land and be reused. Kennedy has been aware of Musk since he started PayPal and thinks highly of him.
Marie has not heard about NASA’s plans to land on the moon in 2024, but she thinks it is possible. “What do you think about the first woman landing in the moon?” “I think it is good. Girl power!” She would note the headline but probably would not attend a celebration.
In 1825 days people will once again be on the moon. In 5 short years, NASA will have the first woman and the next man walking on the moon as part of the Artemis program.
Today I had a wide ranging discussion with my mom. We talked about the first moon landing in 1969 that was motivated by the geopolitics of the time. The Russians were beating us in space. Children at the time played Sputnik tossing a ball over the house, a miniature version of the Sputnik satellite orbiting the earth.
We also talked about the places on the earth that are undeveloped. And the return that people might get from investing in space. We should not do things for money sake. We should do things that are worth doing.
We even talked about the Tower of Babel and pondered what god’s view might be on space exploration.