When you write something and put it out there into the world, you never know what will happen. It may get an interesting response, or it may drop like a stone off a cliff.
And then sometimes you get something totally unexpected, like when Robert Krulwich wrote about Apollo 11 for NPR, and got a response from someone with some experience about it*.
The response is fantastic, discussing why we need to continue to explore the Moon (see the title of this post!)… and though I have disagreed with the author of that response from time to time, he and I are %100 on the same wavelength here. Go read it.
* It reminds me of when I first wrote about the Moon Hoax. I posted my description of Apollo 16, and how they had a hard time gauging distance on the Moon. A couple of days later, I got an email correcting me about one of the assumptions I had made… and it was from Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke!