Do you know that the days of the week are named after the planets of the solar system. Below is what they are named after.
Monday The Moon
Sunday The Sun
Making the news is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing by the USA in July 1969. There has been no visits to the moon since 1972 and the last of the Apollo missions, But nowadays there is a talk of going back to the moon to stay this time and possibly onwards to Mars. Its likely to be a expensive exercise with only countries like the USA being able to foot the bill, perhaps a international approach this time might work. The “Space Race” lead to the development of many industries like computers, satellite communications and so on. So there was a dividend to the “Space race” after all. One wonders if they will find a place for us all out in space or we just have to make our cloth fit our measure here on Earth. Mankind is certainly at colossuses numbers these days and some off world migration may ease the pressure on Mother Earth. Though has to say something like that sounds many years away. We wait so see if the space programs brings benefit this time to mankind rather though expensive knowledge which a lot of the programs account for. The moon-landing was a remarkable feat for its time but the pace of exploration was not maintained and robots largely did the exploration, What will one have to say in another fifty years time or what will we have seen ? One Wonders
Decided to give this blogging lark another go, hopefully will get good results this time.