It's an achievement because it's difficult to do. It stretches us to our intellectual and engineering limits.
I'm not saying it has to be a moon project, I'm not saying it even has to be a space project, but something ambitious and fun.
We must have ambition. We must keep stretching ourselves. It is the spirit of being human.
That's certainly a good point, and one I would agree with. But wouldn't you agree that it's better to have an achievement with substance?
Well I don't care which nation(s) achieve these things: USA, Europe, China, Russia, or whoever, is irrelevant to me. I don't have a tribalist mentality; I'm more interested in the human achievement. I would feel equally proud of the achievers, independent of what language they speak.
That's a sentiment I can agree with.