No disrespect to complete lunatics, but come on, if a higher intelligence was going to buzz anywhere it would be Scotland. (For non-Scots, this is meant to be ironic as indeed, many Central Scotland dwellers have now joined the faithful ranks of those claiming to have seen a UFO.)
I have never been a fan of space travel. My older brother said We made it into space Sorry? Firstly, we. If the Russians, the bitter enemy in 61, made it, how was it such a shared glory? Secondly, is that all? I had Buck Rogers the Galaxy chewing gum cards and I thought we had been to the Milky One.. I was underwhelmed. Sputnik? It bleeps you say? A dog next you say? OK. Wake me up when we hit the moon.
No, the moonshot did not take place. It was faked wasnt it? I wish it had been. The space programme was the most stupendous waste of energy and resources imaginable. Kennedy could have challenged the Soviets to a race to feed the last hungry child on the planet, but he lacked the vision. He went for the spectacular.He continued the race that eventually drove the Soviets into the dust. He could have turned the dust itself into productive farms with less effort. What a missed opportunity.