Friday essay: Shadows on the Moon - a tale of ephemeral beauty, humans and hubris

Translated title of the contribution: Shadows on the Moon: A tale of ephemeral beauty, humans and hubris

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Abstract

Between 1969 and 1972, a new type of archaeological site was created. For the first time, human bodies and the technology needed to sustain them altered the landscape of another world. The astronauts from the six Apollo missions left a suite of space-age artefacts behind on the lunar surface. And not only that: the missions brought to the Moon new kinds of shadows, cast by machines and bodies and flags and rovers, in an interplay of movement and stillness.
Translated title of the contributionShadows on the Moon: A tale of ephemeral beauty, humans and hubris
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Mining
  • Moon
  • Space junk
  • Apollo Program
  • Space exploration
  • Space mining
  • Friday essay
  • Apollo 11

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