I guess that they were fools in your estimation.
There is no comparison here.
These people knew that going into space and reaching the moon was possible... There would have been a pay off if they didn't die, a risk they were well aware of...
Unlike astronauts and other folks who have died in similar quests for glory are not in any way comparable to psi kiddies wanting super powers.
A better comparison would be alchemists and the quest to turn led into gold, we know now that gold could not be made from led but in their quest they made other discoveries which ended up being the pretext for modern chemistry. Like the quest to turn led into gold, super powers cannot be achieved.
There is no failure. There is only becoming more than you were, even when, or if, that is less than you can imagine.
Anyone can learn to meditate however super powers cannot be achieved. You can also never be more then what you are now, however the comment about becoming 'more' from you says something about your outlook on life.
I generally find people who seek or claim crazy powers generally have low self-esteem, although they deny this it becomes more evident in their posts as threads continue.
Their is nothing misplaced about my views regarding super powers also I don't know what choreonecrokinesis is but it sounds like another BS super power to me.
Actually we use all our brains... the whole we don't is just a myth.
I know enough about human physiology to know that the brain and the body in general is not designed to project and focus energy in this way. It simply cannot be done, if humans were meant to move things with their minds we would be born w/o hands because we would have no use for them. We know enough about the brain to definitively say that telekineses is not a brain function.