With the passing of Neil Armstrong today, I thought it appropriate to bring up an interesting question that I wrote about several years ago on my personal blog before I started traveling.
I was born on August 24, 1969. It was exactly 34 days after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon on July 20 of the same year. That means that I was one of the first people born into a world where there were footprints on the moon. I have never known a day in my life where I didn’t share the planet with someone who walked on the surface of the moon.
The question I’ve been wondering is: we will always live in a world where there are human beings who have walked on the moon?
To put it in other terms: will humans return to the moon before the last moonwalker dies? (more…)