I sit here watching shows commemorating the moon flights after the death of Neil Armstrong. What happened to us? The budgetary considerations were minor. NASA's budget is a drop in the overall bucket. What really saddens me is the loss of public will. How can you become bored of men walking on the moon?!?
In watching the landing of Curiosity, I began to feel some of the excitement of space building. The death of the first man on the moon, sad as that is, will hopefully make those in power realize we have taken too long to get back on the horse.
We are a species that needs to explore. We need to expand. We need to do new things. Sometimes there is risk. Sometimes there is cost. Sometimes we need to do the uncomfortable.
Let's get back into space!