Post Mortem

NASA Proposes the Moon on V- Day

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/19/2019 12:23:43 PM IST

 When the world greeted and gifted their loved ones on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Uncle Sam didn’t hesitate to reveal his feelings to be expressed, this time Uncle Sam boldly proposed his love for Moon in front of world media. The love for Moon once left unnoticed and untouched came out with a promise to be with her without retuning hastily like before.

Jim Bridgestone, NASA’s administrator shared on 15th February 2019 about the plans for retuning to Moon and declares that this time it will be for a longer stay. NASA hopes to send the astronauts by 2028 and the evidence of landing won’t be proved by simply through snaps of hoisted flag or foot prints but making things sustainable for regular shuttling of humans to the Moon. Making a giant leap in the history of aerospace life! 

If we flip through the historical pages of USA’s space achievement let’s not forget that the first and last astronauts to walk on Moon were from US. Uncle Sam is so much pepped up that he has called out private sectors to bid for the project and has set the deadline for 25th March.  NASA plans to build a small space station which won’t have permanent crew like International Space Station in Earth’s Orbit but a dubbed Gateway in the Moons orbit by 2026.

Wow! Till now people use to aggrandize about their dissipation of vacation either to Middle East or anywhere in European countries but very soon the techno savvy netizens will tittle-tattle about their holiday destiny to Moon. On the flip side, through this project are we going to model up moon as another Earth in coming year? Not simply for staying but equally accolade the recent safe and clean Moon with temperature rise and carbon polluted space?

Now US who want to make Moon as their second home ready to safe guard its environment, where it completely fails on Earth. Looking at present administration of US  it can simply bow their heads in shame as many reports and researchers have claimed that US and other developed countries are the biggest giants for pumping out unimaginable air pollution and fails to meets the targets recommended by Climate Change panels. CNN had openly criticized the failure of US towards Climate Change is a crime against humanity and even added in a related article that “Trump will pollute your air and make you pay for it”. 

True, that Man has achieved many things through his intelligence and has reached places and spaces which couldn’t be dreamt before , for sitting or having chit chat over coffee as compared to over yesteryears but, do we really want to unfold the beauty of untouched nature? If so, then very soon in our drawing competitions we can find Earth and Moon crying for Man and his atrocities committed against Comos simply to prove its intelligence and smartness.

Let the secret of Cosmos remain untouched and let not man cease the mystical blessing reserved for him with its techno tampering attitude. Hoping that Uncle Sam will understand before it’s too late.        

Jerry Varghese, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kerala

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