Yeap, I was 3 1/2 years old when humans landed on the moon. Hard to imagine its been 41 years, but there it is. This is one of my first memories and I have no doubt is the beginning of my fascination with space. But that is cool because, it has never been just about space, or the moon, but about technology, exploration, science and dreams as well.
It still is and I have no doubt the moon will always fascinate me. Science Fiction has fueled that fire over the years starting way back with Jules Verne, and still going strong today. I still want to strap a rocket on and fly to the moon, even if science has made those early dreams seem silly. After all, it is rocket science.
The moon was groovy in the seventies and I read science and SF in equal doses to get all there was to know about the moon. I was a kid, but I thought someday we would have a moon base and I could go live there, maybe by the time I got out of college! Then along came the Eighties, and the moon was super cool!
I wanted my MTV almost as much as I wanted my moon house. Looks like I was going to have to settle for music videos and no moon base. Well.. that was okay, for a bit. Madonna was no where near as cool as the moon. There was hope we may get there by Y2K right? Well.. no..
Scientists have discovered water on the moon, which makes it easier to live there in a sustainable habitat, woot! But it is now forty one years after the first lunar landing and its Y2K10!! Where is my moon house?
Now that is groovy! Celebrate the past accomplishments and dream of the future. Kinda how space exploration has been in my lifetime. Except.. we are running out of new stuff to celebrate and I may stomp a foot if my moon house is not ready for my retirement. After all, its just a winter home, the Mars house is the summer villa, and we won't even go down that path..
Construction delays are the pits!
Hooray for an awesome achievement many.. moons.. ago. Time to go back.