Black Apollo

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In December of 1972, American astronaut Eugene Cernan climbed back aboard his lunar lander, leaving the last known footprint on the surface of the moon. A few hours later, he and another crew member flipped the switch that sent them careening onward and upward to rejoin the command module orbiting a few miles above them, beginning their return trip home to earth. For the past 38 years, no other nation or private enterprise has made the slightest attempt to return to the moon.

Why?

Explanations, of course, have been given. There is the matter of expense. Some say that it would cost several billion more dollars to duplicate the Apollo missions of the past with today’s money and technology, and that the endeavor is simply not worth it. Others go so far as to say that the world simply lost interest in the possibility of humans colonizing the moon…that we became too involved and distracted by the Cold War and then terrorism to even generate a moment’s notice in the people of today.
Do you honestly believe that?

How many times have you simply looked upward at the sleepy face of the man in the moon and wondered why? What is it, exactly, that stopped us from going back and living out those dreams of further explorations and colonization? Are we scared of something? Did we find something up there that no one said anything about?

A random sampling of a million innocent questions.
We look up to the moon, each and every night, and wonder these things while life carries on around us, distracting us in all its little ways…keeping us from realizing that these questions have an answer and further still, there are those among us who know the answer and do not tell.

Until now…

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Black Apollo(The Answer?)

Submitted: November 06, 2010

In December of 1972, American astronaut Eugene Cernan climbed back aboard his lunar lander, leaving the last known footprint on the surface of the moon. A few hours later, he and another crew member flipped the switch that sent them careening onward and upward to rejoin the command module orbiting a few miles above them, beginning their return trip home to earth. For the past 38 years, no other nation or private enterprise has made the slightest attempt to return to the moon.

Why?

Explanations, of course, have been given. There is the matter of expense. Some say that it would cost several billion more dollars to duplicate the Apollo missions of the past with today’s money and technology, and that the endeavor is simply not worth it. Others go so far as to say that the world simply lost interest in the possibility of humans colonizing the moon…that we became too involved and distracted by the Cold War and then terrorism to even generate a moment’s notice in the people of today.
Do you honestly believe that?

How many times have you simply looked upward at the sleepy face of the man in the moon and wondered why? What is it, exactly, that stopped us from going back and living out those dreams of further explorations and colonization? Are we scared of something? Did we find something up there that no one said anything about?

A random sampling of a million innocent questions.
We look up to the moon, each and every night, and wonder these things while life carries on around us, distracting us in all its little ways…keeping us from realizing that these questions have an answer and further still, there are those among us who know the answer and do not tell.

Until now…
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Submitted: November 07, 2010

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