Buzz Aldrin’s famous footprint. NASA.
Apollo was amazing. Footage moonwalking astronauts and breathtaking images of the Earth from space remain a source of inspiration, and on a personal level have been the driver behind my entire academic and professional career. Apollo’s legacy, on the other hand, has crippled our progress in space. In short, I think Apollo sort of ruined spaceflight.
In the Very Beginning…
On July 29, 1955, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty addressed