Moondoggle: The Forgotten Opposition to the Apollo Program shows that the public was not so keen on the moon landings in the 1960s.

The amount of money spent in constant dollars is shocking, and the modern move to drones and robotic devices does suggest that we need few manned expeditions into space (but not none).

It’s good to know that we learned useful scientific information about the moon and the Earth, let alone all of the spin-off technologies and sense of wonder.

Still one of the most extraordinary things the human race has done: put human feet on an alien world.

Earth from the moon