Many lessons for Earth after 50 Years Anniversary of Reaching MoonNisha Gowri (Author) Published Date : May 15, 2019 15:04 IST
Andrew Cohen talks about the lessons available to humans after 50 years of the Moon Landing. He goes back to 1960s, the period of John F Kennedy and recalls many situations that were so much in connecting with Space and the related technology and also the
associated difficulties. In the year, 1961, after four years into the presidency, John F Kennedy made a promise which was about sending a man to Moon and landing him safely back to Earth before that decade was out. This promise seemed below logic. All of the space started with the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 which is the world's first satellite in 1957. And Yuri Gagarin became the first person to be in space. The decisions regarding space were considered highly politic and the decision would highly consequential of his administration. The US hit the stone after several downfalls. Yes! In 1970 Americans reached the Moon. Presently, entrepreneurs are talking about colonizing Moon, Mars and even beyond. Besides the defeat of communism, the Moon offers us lessons on humility and humanity. He talks about the Basil hero who writes "The Mission of a Lifetime" He writes about the 24 astronauts who went to the moon thought deeply about their journey.
The interview from the 12 surviving astronauts gives an important mediation into space, lessons on patriotism, leadership, and courage. They inspire us as they stood for the common good to leave Earth and reach the unknown. They talked about the dull moon contrast to that we see from Earth, other bodies that are 50 times brighter than Moon, etc. After they return back from the moon they were then more concerned about the Earth. One among them said, "We went to the Moon as technicians and returned as Humanitarians"
This half-century anniversary of reaching the Moon invites us to revisit, rethink and rework on Earth to save it from the ongoing Global warming threat. The challenges to our survival are more serious than reaching the Moon. The achievement of answering the question of our survival is more now than reaching the extraordinary.
Many lessons for Earth after 50 Years Anniversary of Reaching Moon