When commemorating the first crewed lunar landing on 20th July 1969 let’s remember the twelve brave men who have walked the moon. Let’s also look forward to when other men and the first woman steps onto La Luna again (and lets not miss the opportunity to properly mark the first time women escape Earth’s gravity on the way to the Moon – arguably making humanity a true spacefaring species. Episode 6 of the BBC’s wonderful series “13 Minutes To The Moon comments on the first time that a crewed rocket left Earth orbit for a trans lunar injection (TLI) during 1968’s Apollo 8 about 22 minutes in – see the link below to the detailed blog post).
Less than 20% of the world's 2019 population were reportedly alive to see the first person walking on the Moon. The design
- recognizes that - as at 20 July 2019 - the semicentennial of the first Moon landing, only four moonwalking astronauts survive (Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Harrison Schmidt).
- links back to Apollo 8’s voyage when humans achieved escape velocity from Earth’s gravity for the first time and the famous Earthrise picture that, for some, saved 1968.
- also gives a nod to a popular contemporary cultural fixture - the Four Moonwalkers step across a lunar Abbey Rd – the Beatle’s album published in September 1969.
So much has changed in fifty years but our very human desire to create, explore and discover is still intrinsic to humans. Our future destiny must break the bonds of our beautiful little blue dot that will forever be humanity’s birthplace but let’s also be better custodians of our planet and all of us who live here.
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