A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

by Alex Nakahara

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those words are now etched in our memory, a symbol of the determination and ability of our race. The recent 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing has brought back many memories of America’s great exploits in space. The problem is that these exploits seem like they are from a different galaxy. The Moon represents the high-water mark of America’s space program; the last time it was visited was in 1972. In the years since, the tide has receded so far that returning to the Moon will only be possible with untold billions of dollars and years of development.   Continue reading “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…”