[FPSPACE] Applebaum, Round 2
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:10:47 -0500
> But at the end of the day, none of this religious awe has sufficed to
sustain a long-term program. The Apollo missions were halted because there
wasn't anything to do on the moon and the public grew bored.
"Bonestell Probes." If NASA wants to awe the public into supporting the new
initiative it should might launch a set of Clementine-style spacecraft that
would provide the kind of sexy imagery that Chesley Bonestell produced in
the 1950s - which must have helped sell the space program in the first
place. Maybe the Apollo landing sites were too conservative to provide the
type of dramatic scenery that Bonestell envisioned.