Apollo’s Legacy is Keeping Us Grounded

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

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