On Venturing Forth to the Moon

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:

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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