Yes, but that's not my point. The whole thing could easily have been a disaster, yet they were willing to do it not for the money or fame. It was their job, and the sense of historical adventure must have been overwhelming.
It's not so much war efforts as it is necessity. And wars breed huge amounts of necessity. But it is who we are, it is a biological thing, the will to not only survive but overcome and thrive. Our problem has always been that our relative superior intelligence (at least on this planet) has allowed us to take war to extraordinary heights. Or so it seems to me.Steve Ganz wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:05 pmAn inspiring event, full of wonder. Pretty amazing that it worked, and that most of the astronauts survived. However: Extremely wasteful, but not as wasteful as war. Another however: men seem to motivated to achieve technical leaps by war efforts. Very puzzling.
A very big moment indeed, Isabelle. My mother woke me up about 3.30am, and she and I watched it together while my three sisters and our father slept. Special moment.Isabelle Frizac wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:59 pmA very big moment!
We were on a camping holiday with my parents, and with friends of my age (I was 15 years old) we spent the night in front of the collective TV with a hundred people.
A great moment despite the fatigue, the long wait before the first steps on the moon, eyes wide to stay awake.