Today marks the 54th anniversary of the moon landing. In retrospect it has almost unanimous support and adoration in the US: pleasing the left as an example of the power of public funding and the right as a triumph of the capitalist west against the
In my opinion, the 1969 Moon landing was an event that was supposed to occur in the 21st Century, not the 20th. The was clawed into the 20th Century only though the full industrial and scientific might of the United States.
That is also why it wasn't a sustainable endeavor. This time around, with China and the US returning to the Moon, what matters is this time is who can acheive a sustainable presence.
I guess this is the part where consequentialism comes into play. For the amount of money and resources put into the moon landing then, what tangible benefits have come out of it today?
So how do people feel today about the rightness or wrongness of spending all that money to put men on the move and get them home?