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Editorial: We went to the moon

A decade before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the lunar surface, a popular children's book was published with a title that sounded like a promise:

"You Will Go to the Moon."

The illustrations showed a young boy's trip in a rocket to a space station, to a lunar lander and finally a moon base. He went. Pretty soon, you would go too.

Moon trips had been predicted and depicted for centuries, but they were fantasies about green cheese, alien encounters, post-human societies. It would be different for baby boomers. They grew up

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