Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Backwards To The Future - Moon? - 2

Stargate 1.0
Remember going to the moon?

I don't mean in the '60's, I mean in the 21st century.

What ever happened to going to Mars?

If humanity lasts long enough to go anywhere to stay awhile, it should be somewhere meaningful.

Meaningful in the sense of long term survival, assuming that survival is relevant to anything spacey (On the Origin of the Genes of Viruses - 8).

Anyway, once upon a time we tried going to the moon again just to make sure we had really done it I suppose.

On this date in 2009 Dredd Blog wondered about that.

Today NASA will try to launch a mission to the moon.

The folks in the Bush II regime gave this notion a nudge in the face of some resistance.

This seems like the Iraq of the space program, an appendage that will cost more than the benefits it can deliver.

Nevertheless, I hope it gleans some information we can use to rescue the human species from the Sun and/or from ourselves, whichever comes first.

The LRO was launched into orbit.

The original post is here.

Meanwhile, it is:
I’ll bet you didn’t know that June is “torture awareness month” thanks to the fact that, on June 26, 1987, the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment went into effect internationally. In this country, however, as a recent Amnesty International survey indicated, Americans are essentially living in Torture Unawareness Month, or perhaps even Torture Approval Month, and not just in June 2014 but every month of the year.
(A Tale of Torture). Who knew?

Something mooney happened to the space program as it was being transported on a ship of state to a future location ...

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