Thursday, January 19, 2017

Farewell, Gene Cernan

The last man to walk on the moon - so far - died this week at the age of 82. The era of Apollo is fading out, marked most noticeably by John Glenn's passing last year.

Is it time to go back to the moon? I'd argue - yes. The moon is far more interesting than just a giant rockball and there might well be real advantages to using it for science...and even tourism.

One reason: Helium 3. Apparently whatever happened to create the moon made it. Or it got most of earth's share. If we get fusion reactors, they'll need helium 3...

So...

Let's work towards making Gene Cernan no longer the last man to walk on the moon.