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Landing on the Moon was the opposite of useless. @mattyglesias lives in the world Apollo created. That's not hyperbole, it's the overlooked reality. Going to the Moon didn't create the 'space age' we imagined. It did something better: It laid the foundation of the digital age. 1/
(thread) The idea that going to the Moon was expensive, a big show that led nowhere, gave us nothing but Tang and Velcro — that's all silliness, even if it is the conventional wisdom. We misunderstand Apollo, almost completely.
2/ In terms of cost, Apollo was pretty cheap for what we got: In actual dollars spend, in the years they were spend, the total is $19 billion. There were two years — two individual years! — in which Vietnam cost more than $19 billion, each of those years.
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