Zymal would travel to space if she could. She is excited to learn that we are going back to the moon and that it will be a good thing to have the first woman on the moon. By exploring space, we will learn more about the earth. We can explore space and improve life here on earth. In fact, it may require space exploration to solve some of our problems.
Radha is a freshman in college, when Artemis III launches to put people on the moon again she will be in her first or second year of graduate school. She was not aware of NASA’s plans. But if it were on the news or taught in school, then more people would be aware of it.
Talked to Akash about the 2024 Artemis moon landing that NASA is planning. He had not heard about it before. Akash has some questions about the opportunity cost of a human moon landing. Could that money be used to solve more pressing problems on earth? We explored this a little and discussed the benefits we should get from improving our perspective. When those astronauts look back at earth and see something that is small, fragile, limited and yet extremely special, we will have a truer view of our place in the cosmos. Also what are humanity’s cognitive blind spots that might be addressed by having humans living in very different conditions than on earth. Where will Akash be in 2024 when the moon landings are happening? Celebrating this achievement with the rest of us.