Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fly Me To the Moon

The Fourth Space Investment Summit in Washington DC May 28 was an invitation too good to pass up. The Capitol is very pretty around Memorial Day. The cocktail party afterwards led to a conversation with BUZZ ALDRIN. He is a fascinating man with a lot of sense about many things. This year he will appear in a movie called FLY ME TO THE MOON. It's the story of a fly who misses a chance to join John Glenn's flight, but becomes determined to stow away with Buzz and Apollo 11. That would have been a great mission to have been a fly on the wall!

Our generation faces a similiar dilemna, never having enjoyed the opportunity to reach the Moon. Landing on Mars or an asteroid depends on the capability to reach the Moon first. In terms of species survival, settling the Moon is a chance to "back up" the human race. In the whirl of politics that is Washington, let us hope we make it this time.

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Blogger Ed said...

Instapundit just posted a pic of you in your spacesuit standing next to him.

2:44 PM  
Blogger nige said...

I hope the fly survives in the film, especially since it's an animation for kids.

What happens after the astronauts put on their spacesuits and decompressurize the Eagle prior to opening the hatch?

It would be a sad ending if the fly made it all the way to the Moon only to be suffocated in the vacuum.

11:44 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

The fly hopes to accompany the astronauts in their suits. Old Spacesuits are so bulky there is plenty of room for flies!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely it's going to be one of the best animations in the world and possibly will be the best. It seems that Wall-E will face strong competition.

11:33 PM  

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