“Where are we now?”

“Look around you…”

He stepped forward, watching what there was around him. “There are only craters, footsteps, and a flag. I think no one has visited this place for at least 100 years.”

“I would say even 200. But if no one had come here, we would have never been able to travel around the Solar System.”

He looked at her a bit astonished. “Are you saying that’s the moon?”

She nodded. “That was the first time that humans landed somewhere different from Earth. And a few decades later they began to go way further. That’s the best place to see the good side of human civilization.”

“And why not Earth?”

She sighed. A tear slipped on her face. “Nothing human remained there, besides the effects of the weapons that they created.”

She stopped to talk for a few moments, then she whispered. “Now please close your eyes…”

She put the hands on the shoulders of her son and drove him for some meters. “Now open them and please look up at the sky.”

“What is that blue star?”

“It’s the Earth. It was our home.”

JAXA/NHK

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