Bad Astronomy

Breakaway +15

Eagle 4 on the Moon
Eagle 4’s first test flight to the Moon, in 1972.  

Photo by SciFiAirshow

As I do every year on this day: Wear flared off-white polyester pants, go outside, face where the Moon used to be before it blasted out of Earth orbit, and pour out a drop of wine on the ground for the 311 lost souls of Moonbase Alpha.

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years now. I miss seeing Eagles soaring in the sky above.