RIO – giant leap. Extraordinary destruction. The destruction of a barrier is impossible. Superlatives no less than 50 years ago to translate
human arrival to the moon
, the most extraordinary space mission ever. Half a century ago, the world stopped to follow the success of the Eagle module landing on July 20, 1969, and space exploration continued to attract. Only Humanity wants more. Previously, the month was the end. Now, this is a means for further and complex challenges, such as the conquest of Mars.
After 50 years on the moon, what do we celebrate?
Starting today, O Globo will travel through
and will tell how to prepare to return to our only natural satellite, which has been alone since December 1972. Only 12 humans have set foot on a texture surface similar to fine dust and whose smell refers to "used powder", as reported by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the astronaut who accompanied Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins who were both legendary in the mission.
In addition to a series of daily reports, with curiosity about the past, exclusive interviews and news about the future, the reader will have an unprecedented experience.
. In the next three weeks, always on Friday, O Globo will publish a booklet with megapôster, which brings a lot of material about space exploration and cosmology.
With a megaphone and a smartphone in hand, this tool will make historic moments like the Saturn V rocket launch and Armstrong's eternal "little step" that explodes from the printed page.
Script celebrates 50 years of human arrival on the Moon
But why is this birthday so important? Arrival on the Moon is more than an exploration achievement. This helps develop new technologies, such as microcomputers and thermal insulation materials. And it had the impact of silver bullets in the Cold War, after the successive defeat of the United States in a race with the Soviet Union for supremacy in space. Yesterday like today, America is still in contention, but now with a new opponent who is just as strong.
"You don't mess with Chinese people." China has a hegemonic goal. They are very active on the moon, they have long-distance vehicles. This is not a nuclear race, but for a new economic space, with projections. Most importantly, China knows how to break technology. And the technological knowledge that is overflowing into everyday life is public policy in the United States, "explained researcher USP Alcides Peron, who considers President Donald Trump's plan to return to the moon in 2024 boldly.
Unlike 50 years ago, the exploitation of the Moon will depend on the active participation of private initiatives, to overcome technological nodes, and consortia between countries, including the presence of China and the US, to reverse budget constraints. What doesn't change from here to here is the attraction given by unknown exploration.