I’ve written a few weird (and perhaps wonderful) stories over the years, all about going to the Moon. Guess it’s been a fascination since childhood and watch those first Moon landings.It’s not the science or technology or human achievement. What fascinates me is the mere “nonsense” of it all. Why bother going to the Moon? Okay, here is a theory, and following will be a few “stories”
It is a little known fact, but astronauts just love building sand castles.
It is also a little known fact that the real aim of the numerous Apollo missions, was actually to build a sand castle on the Moon. This is why the first men on the Moon landed by the Sea of Tranquility.
«Where there is a sea there is a beach.» announced the NASA Sand castle engineer at the Apollo pre-mission briefing. «Where there is a beach, there is possibly sand» he added. «And where there is sand, we can build a sandcastle,» he concluded.
After the briefing, the Astronauts picked up their buckets and spades, boarded their Apollo rocket and blasted off to the Moon.
When they landed in the sea of Tranquility a few days later, they found it was empty, for lunar seas contain no water. As for the sand, it was all dust, and as every astronaut knows (even after years of training wih the dryest of dry sands) – you can’t build a sandcastle from dust.
So, the astronauts flew back to Earth and told the NASA scientists and engineers it was impossible to build a sandcastle on the Moon.
Scientists and engineers are a persistent lot though, and they insisted that more missions be sent to the Moon to build a sand castle.
When, finally, the scientists and engineers, unwillingly accepted that a sandcastle on the Moon was impossible, they decided to abandon space missions to the Moon and set their sights on Mars, because it was believed that their might be water on Mars.
Satellite images, had revealed traces of sandcastles on the surface of Mars, and you can’t build a good solid sandcastle without plenty of water, therefore, there must be water on Mars.