We remember watching the live TV broadcast of the moon landing 40 years ago today. We watched it on a 10-inch, black and white Zenith TV. The video was grainy and the sound static-y, but it was the coolest thing ever. Recently, NASA announced they were able to partially restore and enhance some of that historic video footage. Go explore the landing site here.
Forty years later, the moon is no longer NASA's focus. There are lot of projects vying for the same "space dollars." Many of them have yielded greater understanding of our planet and outer space, but none of them have been as dramatic or as inspirational as the moon landing.
Space exploration is expensive. Space projects today oftentimes require support from the international community. Alot of people question whether we can really afford to spend our resources and energies on space exploration in today's economic climate. To that, we would answer: if we simply want to exist, maybe space exploration is not really necessary. However, if we truly want to LIVE, how can we not? [Permalink] - Apollo 11, 40 years ago