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    Default What do you think of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing?

    One of human-kind's greatest achievements.

    What are your thoughts on the first moon landing, and what do you believe should be the modern goals in space?

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    Not one of humankinds greatest achievements. That's for sure.

    I mean come on. The whole thing was a huge ass meaningless media feeding space race..

    It's an achievement, but not for 'humankind'.


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    I've been reading Asimov and it makes me wish we would explore space more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Not one of humankinds greatest achievements. That's for sure.
    I think it is one of the greatest technological achievements. Whether or not it was necessary is another question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Not one of humankinds greatest achievements. That's for sure.

    I mean come on. The whole thing was a huge ass meaningless media feeding space race..

    It's an achievement, but not for 'humankind'.


    Start colonizing space. Discovering more than moondust. Then it'll be an achievement for humankind.
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    I think it was a titanic achievement, perhaps the most scientifically and technically impressive accomplishment so far by the human race. Specifically to Fluffywolf's comment, you have to walk before you can run, and this was a tremendous first step. The political climate may have turned it into the kind of race you're talking about, but that's putting the cart before the horse. It would have happened anyway, and it's an invaluable step in any long-term plan for colonization.

    I think for the foreseeable future we should restrict manned space activity to near-Earth space. The kind of multinational cooperation required to make a manned effort beyond Earth cannot be marshaled right now, mostly due to who gets the technology rights. And I'm not sure it can be justified economically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwar View Post
    I think it is one of the greatest technological achievements. Whether or not it was necessary is another question.
    Oh, most definatly. I just find the 'FOR ALL HUMANKIND' to be a bit misconceived.
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    Who cares if it didn't provide much practical achievements for mankind.

    It's what it represents. It's a disgrace to those who risked their lives on attempting it to say it was meaningless or even a hoax.

    Have some respect for those who devoted countless hours and hours, even months and years to the production of the Moon Landing, those who took up the challenge, and the even more who it inspired back on Earth.

    It really was one large step for mankind in my opinion, more for what it represents than any concrete outcomes. You can't really criticize it because you weren't there or didn't take part in it, Fluffy Wolf.

    It was a hope in the heart of the Vietnamese War, in the middle of space race, during the Cold War. It really did mean something to Americans and is a crowned jewel to America. It's really annoying that all these new age liberals are saying it was for nothing, and the conspiracy theories behind it, it really grinds my gears.

    How can you say it wasn't productive or meaningful when you have no idea what it was really like or really no evidence to prove otherwise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Oh, most definatly. I just find the 'FOR ALL HUMANKIND' to be a bit misconceived.
    Just because it didn't provide any help or didn't pay out in riches and gold doesn't mean it was for nothing..

    Look what it represents. That humans are not limited to the earth. Few thought it was possible and those in doubt were proven wrong. It's a classic tail of a miracle.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    I think the moon landing was pretty bitchin (aka a pretty great achievement), but they should've done more, they just left it hanging like a dead high 5, which rendered it almost pretty much utterly pointless. I mean really, if the Apollo 11 moon landing didn't happen, would society be the same as it is today? Yes, most definitely.

    On a footnote, the international space station is the most useless thing in the universe.

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