Space: 1999: 15 years after the show took place.

It’s Been 15 Years Since We Lost the Moon and Moonbase Alpha

It’s Been 15 Years Since We Lost the Moon and Moonbase Alpha

Bad Astronomy
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Sept. 13 2014 8:00 AM

Breakaway +15

Eagle 4 on the Moon
Eagle 4's first test flight to the Moon, in 1972.

Photo by SciFiAirshow

As I do every year on this day: Wear flared off-white polyester pants, go outside, face where the Moon used to be before it blasted out of Earth orbit, and pour out a drop of wine on the ground for the 311 lost souls of Moonbase Alpha.

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years now. I miss seeing Eagles soaring in the sky above.