Asked in Space Travel and ExplorationThe Moon
Why did the first moonwalk take place on the moon?
January 08, 2016 4:33PM
Because if it had taken place anywhere else it wouldn't have
been a moonwalk.
June 14, 2015 10:09PM
The question is best expounded by means of a parable:
Consider the trans-Atlantic flight, the Boston Marathon, the English Channel swim,
the Texas barbecue, the Houston mission control, and the Scotch whiskey.
If any of these had been flown, run, grilled, swum, built, or distilled in a different place,
then it would have taken on a different name to match its place.
So it is that the walk came first, then the name. Had the walk taken place elsewhere,
then it would have been known as the asteroid walk, the comet walk, or ... according
to the conspiracy-theory school of fuzzy thought ... the Hollywood-set walk.