There are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)

The Apollo landings, however much they were driven by militarism, brought about a wave of cosmic dreaming, where people on earth dreamed of new possible worlds.

The lunar landing module Eagle descends onto the surface of the moon. (Photo by MPI / Getty Images.)

The success of the first lunar landing, fifty years ago this July, was primarily a triumph of American military might. Like the Sputnik launch twelve years earlier, the Apollo mission had a very clear message: if we can put a rocket into space, you can bet we’re able to plant one anywhere we like on […]

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