Walking on the moon is hard work. My spacesuit is getting hot, the helmet is weighing me down and I’m carrying a heavy backpack that’s piping air to help me breathe. I’m so constricted by all this gear that if I want to look around, I need to turn my entire body.
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I slide on the jagged lava rock a few times, but I’m slowly acclimating to this uneven, barren landscape with each step.
Then, just as I think I have my footing, the rock, or aa, starts to crumble.
“The joke is it’s called aa because of the noise you make when you walk on it — ah-ah!”
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