As high up as we can go

This is a list of people who have walked on the moon:

  • Neil Armstrong
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Pete Conrad
  • Alan Bean
  • Edgar Mitchell
  • David Scott
  • James Irwin
  • John W. Young
  • Charles Duke
  • Eugene Cernan
  • Harrison Schmitt
  • That’s right, just 11 men.

    This is a list of the people who have walked on the moon in the last forty years:

  • Ok, that’s not entirely true. The last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan, stepped back into his space taxi on 14th December 1972. In just ten days we will be forty years from the Moon. For an object so close that feels quite far.

    What happened? When did we stop looking up and dreaming? I thought every child fantasised of being an astronaut? I thought the joy of discovery and exploration inspired rushing blood and smiles on the face of everybody?

    Humanity, this is for you: We can do better.

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