ALL THE PHOTOS:
Geology of the Apollo 16 Area, Central Lunar Highlands, Prepared on Behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
only one who just can’t get no respect. To hear Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke tell it, one day you’re a space hero to millions, and then nobody ever heard of you.
Seven years after he spent a record seventy-one hours on the moon, Duke was telling a group of high school students in Seattle that it wasn’t long after his space adventure that “only my wife and momma remembered.” A year after that, all he could count on was Momma, he joked, and to jog the memories of his wife and sons “I kept pinning notes up around the house.”
-Bob Ward, The Light Stuff
NASA Y GOOGLE FOTOS CHARLIE EN GOOGLE MOON
«It’s hard to describe the vitality of darkness…»
APLLO XVI LAUNCH DAY
CHARLE SDUKE FUE LA VOZ DEL APOLLO XI
This essay explores the place of the Apollo program in the popular recollection of Americans more than 30 years after the last Moon l
andings in 1972, partly through a discussion of films and popular music. The collective memory of this singular episode in the history of the USA has altered over time. It has taken on mythical qualities, as well as a nostalgia for a time long gone. From a postmodern, post-cold war perspective Project Apollo appears increasingly unique, an experience born out of cold war rivalries long gone in which a demonstration of American technological capability was required. Many in the spaceflight community seek to become a multi-planetary species, and they point to Apollo in an increasingly mythical way as a representation of something that should be replicated. But the circumstances that made Apollo succeed have long since passed.