The Apollo space program was much more than a set of missions to the moon. It was also a technology platform. A technology platform that provided the basis for future space programs.
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The Apollo space program. The quintessential peak of human kinds manned space program. The funding that went into this program was astronomical, around $120 billion dollars, adjusted for inflation. But once we landed on the moon, we lost interest in space. With the reduced interest in space came reduced funding…and our future in space suffered. […]
Welcome to the world of Belitopia. The problem with Science Fiction today is that it represents either a highly Utopian view of the world or it represents a highly Dystopian view of the world.
Either we have a world with transporters and food replicators and perfection, or we have a world after an asteroid strike or perhaps a zombie apocalypse. Either utopia or dystopia.