the moon; on being totally over it

With all the current hoopla over the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, I still stand by what I wrote four years ago:

I know I’ll never make it to space. I have no interest in messing up our environment here, just to get somewhere colder and less hospitable. I think I’m expected to be a space-nut, since I was born just before the moon landing, grew up with SkyLab and such, and became an engineer. But if it’s that much trouble to travel so short a distance in space, what chance have we in the stars?

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