Saturday, July 25, 2009

TWQ: If The First Moonshot Was This Year...

Last Monday, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks what would things be like if it were now.

If the first moon landing were taking place this week, what differences would there be? Be as surreal as you like, and list as many as you wish.

My answers are:

* The television channels would cut to an advert break just as the astronaut was coming out of the capsule.

* The astronaut would have sponsorship logos on his suit.

* The astronauts would be Twittering to their loved ones while on the moon.

Now it's over to you...


Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

No kids would be watching the landing because they'd all be too busy playing video games.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

the politicians would all be taking all the credit.

the cellphones would be ringing.

smiles, bee

Emme Rogers said...

I do hope they'd be fully set-up with wifi and uploading the photos to their flickr account, because those are some photos I'd love to see.

Hi from the Meet n' Greet!

Jeena R. Papaadi said...

Interesting Q :)

And yes, I fully agree with the Tweeting part! "...A giant leap for mankind" would have come up at @neilarmstrong :D :D
and read by a million followers!

Here from Tanya's.

David Edward said...

somehow they would get Michael jackson's ashes up there

Vendetta said...

Thety's say it's a small step for a person, a giant leap for person kind"

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Anonymous said...

1. The Astronauts would be Blogging their scientific finds, instead of using good old fashioned pen & paper.

2. I agree with Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator here, kids would be too busy playing video games, and/or have NO appreciation for the men and women who sacrificed their time and energy to get there! And, believe me, this is already happening.

3. The moon landing would be broadcast to EVERY news station and they'd be posting on their web page.

3. You can watch it on YouTube as well as TV LIVE!

Well....that's just a few of my thoughts....;)

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

A lot more has changed than simply our traveling abilities! These all sound completely plausible.
Additionally, we'd be following their progress with an iPod or iPhone app...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

There's more than a grain of truth in those comments!

Unknown said...

-The world's Celebs and their wives would have applied for tickets. -Richard Branson would have got one.
-The Media would have them 'crashed' before they left the ground.
- No trace of previous moon landings would be found.
-Gok forbid! Silver Lycra jumpsuits would be back in fashion!!
-I'd be the first to answer TWQ!

Anonymous said...

I'd be old enough to remember it!