Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our Closest Neighbour (Don't worry! No technical figures ;-)

Welcome, dear reader of this blog.

As this is the opening article of the site, the very first point i'm gonna to write about is a purpose of this blog and something about its contents.

This blog is dedicated to the Moon, the natural satellite of the Earth and the closest neighbour of us all in terms of the space bodies. There's something magical about the Moon. We have deeply rooted its picture in our collective memory. It witnessed all our history, our birth, our wars; maybe it will witness our decline ..

During the few last decades, mainly because of hot nature of "Cold" war and overwhelming technological competitiveness, space and Moon became the top sphere of interest of humankind. Humans' technological knowledge became so advanced that we dare speak about "conquering" the Moon. The smaller part of this site will be focused on history of conquering and getting to personally know our neighbour.

The main is gonna concentrate on current state of human doing about Moon. This site will contain very few technical measures and is definitely not scientifically oriented. As i'm not person with technical education, it is not the most interesting issue for me, either. I will be more writing about human efforts to explore the Moon, how they cooperate or compete each other and which are the perspectives of human return there. As new Earth powers are rising, the current ones are keeping their posts and declined ones are trying to get their glory back, the dominance over outer space is again field of highest importance. The Moon is like the the highest peak of this space and again touching its surface would be the symbolic victory of this competition.

I'm gonna write about something that i call Moon policy.



Ana said...

Hi Michal, I am one, and probably the first of yours fans. My knowledge concerning moon policy are somewhat poor, hm....
U now, i rather tell u one story about our neighbour. It is telling, that there was a little girl one little village. She is used to go for a water with hm... (I must visit a vocabulary :) yoke (it is the tool for gathering water and bringing it to the house :) so this one little girl is used to go for some water, because her stepmother hated her and forced her to do hard work. Kind old moon was looking at the girl every day, and finally she was full of pain and tear and she decided to take little girl to the moon. Now u can see some spots at the moon surface, it is the girl's outline going for a water with yoke.
Of course u are confused of this story, because it is not the subject of this blog.HA! But deep understanding of this folk open up the frozen conflict between moon and earth and the potential contest among them... good luck :)

Bob Johnson said...

Great Idea, will be visiting more, I love the Moon!