If you get paid to write something.
Posted by Wickedpinto on January 31, 2011
You might want to confirm your quotes. At least you might want to if it’s part of your opening salvo.
Instead, we Americans recognize “The Eagle has landed.” Those are the words of Astronaut Neil Armstrong as his lunar lander touched down on Tranquility Base on the Moon’s surface, July 19, 1969. With that landing, Americans put an end to the Sputnik Moment.
“The Eagle has landed,” wasn’t said by Neil Armstrong, It was said by Buzz Aldrin.
It’s really not a big deal overall, but it is a rather iconic moment in American history, that has likely been covered to a great deal, and unless you are a space nerd, you might want to confirm your quote, especially if you are being paid for your analytical, literary, and rhetorical skills.
The rest of the article just doesn’t read right to me, and I think Rand Simberg might have bashed this, assuming he cared about someone completely out of touch with space who wrote an article about partisanship rather than actual space.
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