John F Kennedy famously said that America chose to go to the moon “not because it is easy, but because it is hard”.
But an Aberdeen science enthusiast thinks space travel will become increasingly easy, and that one day people will even live on the moon.
Bob Forbes, a learning assistant at the Aberdeen Science Centre, was speaking as he introduced a new exhibit to mark the anniversary of the landing in 1969.
The Back to the Moon programme will run from today until Friday at the centre on George Street.
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There will be interactive story sessions, a workshop on how moon buggies work and the chance for people to design their own space mission.
Mr Forbes said the aim of the exhibit was partly to get youngsters to consider a career in the space industry.
He said: “Space exploration isn’t just about astronauts, we want people to know that you can be a doctor or an engineer or any other job and still work in this industry.
“In the last 10 years or so there has been a real impetus to involve private organisations in space travel.
“When the landings happened in the 1960s, only the largest nations like the United States or Soviet Union could afford it.
“Now, with new technology, the price of travel is coming down. I think we will one day see people living on the moon in the same way they live on the international space station.”