Moon Risks

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Every day someone in the world is looking up at the sky. Someone is looking at the little stars beautifully arranged into constellations. Someone is looking at the moon in awe as it performs an astrological phenomena. Every day, someone is looking up at that magnificent portrait painted in the sky and wondering what it would be like to explore. They are thinking about what it would be like to travel through space and experience these marvels first hand. But what they aren’t thinking about, are the dangers right in front of them. These unknown dangers are what fascinates humans about exploration.

The moon is a fascinating topic for people of all ages, whether they are an astronaut, school teacher, or little kid, the moon amazes them. …show more content…

In 1969, while Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were on their way to the moon, President Nixon knew of the risks that lay ahead of them, he even had a speech written in case their mission to the moon ended in a disaster. President Nixon’s speechwriter, William Safire, wrote about how the astronauts “who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace” (Safire). Even though Armstrong and Aldrin could’ve died on their mission, their fascination and need for knowledge made them take the risk. The astronauts knew what they were getting themselves into and so did other people around the world, but it didn’t matter. Although there was extensive danger in the expedition to the moon, it was done anyway despite the calculating …show more content…

There is something in danger that fascinates us and makes us want to learn more about it. This may be due to the fact that underneath every dangerous obstacle there is an unknown outcome that people want to discover. For this reason, humans are drawn to the uncertainty of space exploration. The outcome of new discoveries was more important than the risk of the mission. Safire believed that these astronauts were “laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding” (Safire). In a way, the peril they faced was justified because they were helping the world understand more about the universe. Scientists have this want and need to learn as much as they can about what is going on around them. Knowledge is extremely important to all aspects of life, and the way to receive that knowledge is often dangerous and

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