May 2nd, 2011

Writer's Block: See you on the dark side

If you won a free trip to the moon, would you go? Why or why not?

First, it couldn't be free. unless somebody has a magic want.  It would cost $millions to get me up there, money that could be spent on education, infrastructure, research, charity, etc. etc.
I would like to experience the relative weightlessness of the moon, but i understand that sensation can be simulated here.  Other than that, a barren moonscape in an uncomfortable space suit?  No thanks.
I would be able to say i've been there.  That would be an "ego boost,"  But i'm trying to "unboost" my ego.
I can go to the Craters of the Moon right outside Dianne's hometown, no spacesuit required.