long before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the astronauts of the mission Apollo XI, do not land on the moon on 21 July 1969, writers, philosophers, poets had dreamed of this feat is insane. Among them, Hergé, Jules Verne, Lucian, H. G. Wells, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Norman Mailer.

many ancient Greeks believed the Moon inhabited. In the sixth century before our era, the pre-socratic Xenophanes of Colophon believed that she was covered with cities and mountains. At the same time, the pythagoreans claimed that it was the stay of the souls purified at the end of their passage on the Earth. Six centuries later, in his dialogue De Facie, On the face that appears in the disc of the moon , Plutarch, philosopher, and moralist of the Greek language from the time of the Flavian and Antonins, was still talking of the Moon as a “place of delight”: “there is no evidence that the Moon could not be inhabited. His revolution gentle and quiet makes the air …

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