Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tourists to the Moon

Two tourists have paid considerable amount of money to become the first passengers on a space ship to fly around the Moon. NASA astronauts from the USA flew around the Moon in the Apollo programme in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Since then, no humans have been that far away from Earth.

I would like to visit the Moon. It would be fantastic. Just flying around the Moon seems a little wasteful, however. If offered to come along, I would not turn it down, but landing must be better. Otherwise, it is like flying to America without landing, but just seeing the coontinent from above and then flying back home. It would be an adventure, but a small one.

There may be tourist trips to the Moon with landings further into the future. This is something to look forward to.

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