The Apollo mission is always held as a great point in American history. But imagine this…if Spain had reached the new world and decided that getting there was enough and came home, never colonizing the land, would we see that today as a victory?
America gave up. Vietnam became more important than the Moon. Defeating Communism, a flawed idea, was the rule of the day. Showing everyone on Earth that Capitalism was a better system became the citadel of the time.
History is…what it is.
But our technology, dreams, and prosperity beckons. It is in the American’s DNA to discover, to question, and to move beyond what we are. That is how we came to be….what we are.
Mars, Venus, the Moon…these are are our new Western Frontiers. Lewis and Clark channel these thoughts.