What happened to flying to the moon on gossamer wings?

Per the “Abolish the Imperial Senate!” thread:

The public became bored after we’d already done it with fiberglass, dacron, and nylon wings.

I would sing among the stars.

I would also see what Spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.

RONPAULRONPAULRONPAUL could well be replaced by HEINLEINHEINLEINHEINLEIN in this situation.

Except Ron Paul is a racist known for publishing such material, while Heinlein’s work is pretty much the opposite.

You know, the ladder strapped to the ladder is a nice touch.

Heinlein? You mean POEPOEPOEPOEPOE, right?

Bonus: Poe was a racist too.

The o-rings on gossamer wings aren’t what they used to be.