Friday, December 7, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Trips to the Moon–privileges of the few, destroyed by the many…

planemoon2Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-12-07]: A team of former NASA executives has launched a private venture to send two people to the Moon for $1.4bn (£871m). Golden Spike Company says it will use existing rocket and capsule technology, and will aim for a first launch before the end of the decade. [source: BBC News] But as Pascal Bruckner said, a privilege of the few is destroyed when it is conquered by the many. The moon will never be the same as the Moon visited by Armstrong decades ago…

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