and you can actually study the earth legitimately!
Anyone remember or hear about IGY International Geophysical Year (1957-1958)?
Antarctic ice cores. Ozone hole (Oops!) USS Nautilus to the North Pole. Van Allen Belts. Project MOHO.
Anyone hearing that today would think it was referring to a Hip-Hopper candidate’s political slogan. “Elect me mayor and I will enact Project MoHo: 2 B****s in every crib!”