On July 20, 1969, Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to land on the Moon. Since that time, there have been six manned U.S. landings, and to date, the United States is the sole country to have completed successful manned Moon missions.
It was thought at the time of the first lunar landing, that human beings would certainly be colonizing the solar system by now, but here we are in 2017, still securely fastened to Earth. Furthermore, if we look at the current state of the U.S. space program, it would seem as though we’re actually moving backwards.
We’ve survived the great man-made threat to human civilization that was the Cold War, and outside of the current U.S. President ticking off one of the seven other nuclear weapons states with his lack of filter or decorum…the threat of a nuclear war has quelled
So, if we haven’t exactly advanced, but, we still haven’t destroyed ourselves yet, what’s next?
“What’s next?” is the question explored by Physics major, Daniel James Barker on the “Next Steps” episode of his science based podcast, The Uncertainty Principle. It’s an interesting listen that immediately pulls you in, and doesn’t let go until the very end, check it out below: