Plinky asks today: "If you were offered a free trip to the moon, would you go?"
And there's a part of me that wants to say, "Well… duh."
And then there's the part of me that wants to say, "Now that I've gotten the snarky answer out of the way…"
Who hasn't dreamt of going to the moon? Who wouldn't go, if given the opportunity?
To be weightless. To be in the dark void of space. To stand on another world. To see the Earth hanging in the sky, like a blue marble, covered in clouds, and the borders that divide humanity invisible.
Carl Sagan writes about the fragility and the unity of Earth in his works, especially Pale Blue Dot.
I think that, to stand on another world and see the Earth, it would be an awe-inspiring thing and an eye-opening thing.
And I would love to see it.
So, yes, non-snarkily, I would absosmurfly go to the moon, if offered a free trip. :h2g2: