永利国际开户注册网址

Apollo 11: Where were you?

作者:帅堤    发布时间:2019-03-08 03:18:00    

By Kat Austen Editorial: Rethinking the great Apollo adventure New Scientist is utterly moonstruck in the run-up to Apollo 11’s fortieth anniversary. Looking through our back issues, however, we found that our coverage after the event was muted, to say the least. In the first issue we published after the moon landing, dated 24 July 1969, there was only one piece relating to this other-worldly achievement. Probe – that’s the editorial page these days – was more interested in critiquing the quality of the British coverage of mankind’s first step on the moon, than discussing its epochal importance to science and society. “On BBC James Burke had mild recurrent attacks of the [showbiz bug],” wrote our commentator, complaining of the “extravagant contortions of Earth-bound communicators in their efforts to convey the immensity of the technical and human achievement.” Berating the sensationalism of the reportage, our writer opined that the reason for all this fuss was that the proliferation of glitzy sci-fi movies has “made the audience blasé about scientific wonders.” One has to wonder, given our scant coverage of the moon landing, if that casual attitude was to be found closer to home, too. Read a scan of the article Well, it may be 40 years on, but we care now. Do you remember where you were when mankind walked on the moon for the first time? Or were you, like our writer, diverted from the historic occasion by the “commercial-punctuated spectacular that had something to do with the Moon”? Read more: Apollo 11:

 

Copyright © 网站地图