The only people to walk on the moon are embarrassed by their government.
I agree with them. The space program became a golden fleece for private contractors living off the Dream. However, as the parasites came to control their host's will, they directed the money flow to more lucrative earthbound ventures.
NASA, and the Dream, withered.
It didn't help that at its best it represented everything the least intelligent people feared. Knowledge. Freedom. Leaving a world of limitations and demon-haunted cultures in the past.
No wonder the small and the superstitious hated it, and no wonder the ignorance returns as society loses its greater vision.