So Long, Cosmic Cowboys

All right, men, we've got this manned spacecraft center, see? And we've got to figure out what to do with it, understand?

Now is the time to take longer strides, time for a great new American enterprise, time for this Nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on Earth…space is the new Ocean, and we must choose to sail upon it.
John F. Kennedy, May 1961

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:
For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
And there was no more sea.
The Book of Revelations

I’ve got the farts again…
Astronaut John Young, flight of Apollo 16

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

There it

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