• Question: What is it like to go on the moon?

    Asked by 559spah48 to Lucy on 6 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Lucy Kissick

      Lucy Kissick answered on 6 Mar 2017:

      Bouncy! The gravity is six times lower than Earth’s, so you can leap around like you’re in a slow-motion dream. It’s also very, very dusty, meaning if you go out in a gleaming white spacesuit you’re going to come back very grimy. You’ve also got to watch out for the rocks everywhere, which are very sharp because there’s no processes like wind or water to round them into pebbles. So it could be dangerous if you scraped against one and punctured your suit.

      But the best bit about the Moon is the view: seeing the Earth hanging in the sky surrounded by black, completely alone, and full of everything you’ve ever known.