Why NASA Is Going Back to the Moon

From a New York Times story by Kenneth Chang headlined “Why NASA  Is Going Back to the Moon”:

“We are going.”

That is the catch phrase that NASA is using in the lead-up to the debut flight of its new moon rocket, which could launch as early as Monday at 8:33 a.m. Eastern time. It is a phrase repeated by agency officials, added as a hashtag on social media postings and proclaimed on banners hung around the launch site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

If you are not a space buff, sending astronauts back to the moon might seem like a big yawn.