Sunday, January 22, 2017

Latest, Not Last

The latest human who walked on the Moon, Eugene Cernan, has passed away. My thoughts go to his family – especially his dogs, if he had any.

Eugene Cernan's life is the subject matter of a documentary called The Last Man on the Moon. I believe the title is wrong. We must see Eugene Cernan as the latest human to have walked on the Moon, not the last one. There must be a mindset saying humans will walk on the Moon again in the future. Hopefully, it will not even be such a far future. At the very least, we must say it will happen, sometime. Would the Moon landings between 1969 and 1972 not be less useful, if no humans ever learned from them, using this knowledge as part of the knowledge needed to go back to the Moon?

The documentary should be renamed.

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