Our Moon review: Humanity’s history with our closest satellite


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Being relatively close to Earth, the moon is a natural first stop for crewed exploration

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Our Moon
Rebecca Boyle

THERE is a quote I have seen a few times recently on social media platforms. From James Baldwin’s 1972 essay “No name in the street”, it goes: “There is a reason, after all, that some people wish to colonize the moon, and others dance before it as an ancient friend.”

The quote is about billionaires, civilisation and, of course, colonisation. And it kept springing to mind as I read Rebecca Boyle’s…

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