A little over fifty years ago, when astronauts from the United States first went to the moon, it was an event largely in the context of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. The race to get to the moon would be seen as a contest of technological dominance, and the first nation to pull it off would send a signal of achievement and a position of power. This time around, the missions to the moon have an entirely new purpose. The video below explains.
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Uploaded by @thegalacticgal, the clip has encouraged a number of comments from viewers.
"I'm excited to see more clear footage this time they go to the moon!" exclaims reader @jakkirai. "Probably going to be so cool!"
"I can't wait for this," writes an excited @killiankaminsky. "So many things are about to happen in terms of space exploration. I'm so glad to be alive when it's happening."
One commenter keys in on the folks who believe the previous moon landings were a hoax and that the Earth is flat. "You could literally have a live feed from the moon surface pointing at the round earth and there will still be people that don't believe it," @squidfizzy says.
"This is such an exciting time for the space exploration industry," writes @matthewmyoung.
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