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As a space station, it makes the most sense, for practise and ease of return, relatively of course.
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I'd like to know the cost of all before I can be certain.
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They'll be spending any way...

This makes more sense imho...
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MONEY

The cost for such a project would be out of this world. (Sorry, couldn't stop myself). Smile

NASA did have a plan to put a telescope on the dark side of the moon. I think it was scraped in favor of planetary missions.
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For what purpose would we colonize the moon?

I suppose it could make going there and returning easier, as you say...but no one goes to the moon much, anymore (the Chinese are there, but unmanned, I believe).

Why do you think we should colonize the moon? To study the moon? Other? Would the required funds be best used there, do you think?
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"Why don't we colonise the Moon?"

It stinks of cheese.
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On 2014-01-25 15:57, Chessmann wrote:

For what purpose would we colonize the moon?



Helium 3

http://www.wired.com/science/space/news/......Page=all
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Because we can't.
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One of the major problems with a "moon base" is the dust. The astronauts on each mission complained about the dust which stuck to their boots and got everywhere on their ships. Imagine this on a highly technical base. Eventually it would get into something important and cause a siezure whereupon you can be pretty certain there would be casulties.

The other problem, as it's been suggested here, why? What would be the purpose of the base?
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Haven't you heard? It's already been colonized but they are keeping it a big secret. As Criswell would say, "Your minds could not handle the horrible truth!"

:eek:
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Another problem is Stanley Kubrick is dead.
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Just want the unmanned chinese vehicle to drive around the moon and settle the argument.........find the vehicles the appolo missions left up there!!

Did they get there, no! or we would have found the answer to clean and safe energy.
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On 2014-01-25 22:23, mastermindreader wrote:
Haven't you heard? It's already been colonized but they are keeping it a big secret. As Criswell would say, "Your minds could not handle the horrible truth!"

:eek:


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Why?

Why did we go in the first place?

Because we can. Smile

Here are reasons for a base though...

First, to train for the colonies on Mars and future other planets. On the Moon at least, we know we can get back if there is a problem. Relatively safer than Mars.

That means it is a study of humans on a another celestial being in a station for a long period of time. Different than just the International Space Station, this is a Moon.

Second, laugh at this if you will, humanity needs this both on a scientific mindset level and a bonding level.

Third, a lookout for those meteors that might kill us.

Fourth, a great telescope location.

Fifth, in the future, the base can be the training baee are and launchpad for other projects.

Sixth, tourism in fifty years. Call Branson. Smile
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Excerpt from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-deb......6490311/

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Send them to the moon, I say!
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Seriously? You really wanna know? Why haven't we been back? Ask NASA. However, you'll never get the truth! Smile

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Oh Lord Doug you must be the keeper of a greater truth. LOL.

Why don't we? Physics.
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On 2014-01-25 23:22, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Why?

Why did we go in the first place?

Because we can. Smile



Haha. Well, that's true Smile But since we've done it, the question here is much different.

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First, to train for the colonies on Mars and future other planets. On the Moon at least, we know we can get back if there is a problem. Relatively safer than Mars.



Hmmm.... Gotta start somewhere. True!

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That means it is a study of humans on a another celestial being in a station for a long period of time. Different than just the International Space Station, this is a Moon.



Ok.

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Second, laugh at this if you will, humanity needs this both on a scientific mindset level and a bonding level.



Not sure on this one, but ok. Not laughing, though Smile

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Third, a lookout for those meteors that might kill us.

Fourth, a great telescope location.



I'm assuming this is based on a telescope not going through the earth's atmosphere sees more/better? Gotcha, no problem there.

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Fifth, in the future, the base can be the training base are and launchpad for other projects.



At first blush, it seems launchings could be done more efficiently and with better risk/emergency services here on earth. OTOH, if you're going to land on the moon you'll need to launch from the moon - same with from other (future) locations.

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Sixth, tourism in fifty years. Call Branson. Smile



Yup, only a matter of time. We should form up a list of young country stars and comedians and project which will be playing on the moon in 50 years! Smile

Have you been to Branson?

Here's another thing that just crossed my mind...a future Botany Bay.
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Thanks for going through my list Chessman... Smile

And I think you're kidding but I meant Sir Richard Branson...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson

Smile
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