There was a gorgeous full moon here in the Blue Ridge Mountains this week. I missed the eclipse, but the sky at 4am was spectacular with a clear view of stars, planets, “the heavens.”
Then, this. . .
One of the best arguments yet for my “crazy, lunatic” idea to declare a Moon Wilderness Park!
“If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the U.S. government wants to hear about it.
NASA and the nation’s top federal nuclear research lab on Friday put out a request for proposals for a fission surface power system.
NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to establish a sun-independent power source for missions to the moon by the end of the decade.
“Providing a reliable, high-power system on the moon is a vital next step in human space exploration, and achieving it is within our grasp.”
Sounds like the “Space Farce” is dreaming up its own crazy things for further messing up the Wilderness Above.
I have a better idea: Designate the Moon as a Wilderness Park protected by International Law.
Moon Park (an old blog)
Maybe it’s nuts, but I wonder if we could Boldly Go Where We’ve Never Gone Before in our imagination, creativity, intelligence.
Something to consider, next time you look up at our Near Celestial Neighbor: Would we dump toxic junk or put nuclear reactors in Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon?