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In 1972 Apollo 17 astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan became the last man on the moon. His story is told by director Mark Craig in Last Man on the Moon, a documentary screening at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Craig shows the Apollo astronauts – now in their 80s – recalling an era when America had a presidential mandate to be daring, a license to venture into the unknown. Read more
"If space-junk is the human debris that litters the universe Junk-Space is the residue mankind leaves on the planet… It replaces hierarchy with accumulation, composition with addition. More and more, more is more… Instead of development, it offers entropy… Traffic is Junkspace, from airspace to the subway; the entire highway system is Junkspace, a vast potential utopia clogged by its users… Fascism minus dictator… Junkspace will be our tomb. Half of mankind pollutes to produce, the other half pollutes to consume… Junkspace is political: It depends on the central removal of the critical faculty in the name of comfort and pleasure… Will Junkspace invade the body?"
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"(Space programs are) a force operating on educational pipelines that stimulate the formation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians… They’re the ones that make tomorrow come. The foundations of economies… issue forth from investments we make in science and technology."
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