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No, it would be a scientific endeavour first. Like the space station.

Just a few astronauts.

Not colonizing like terraforming.
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We only do things when we are forced, and since we haven't finished destroying our earth yet, there's no rush. Smile
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On 2014-01-26 15:38, slowkneenuh wrote:
We only do things when we are forced, and since we haven't finished destroying our earth yet, there's no rush. Smile


There is truth there. Sadly.
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Tommy! Thanks for that! Jonathan King, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon"! I played that song on Oldies 95 back in 1995-2001! I never saw that vid! He looks totally different from what I imagined!

And besides Helium 3, there are a LOT of valuable resources that could be mined. Let alone Mars. Rumor has it that's already being done...but that's pure fantasy, right? Absolutely. We know this for a fact. Right. We have a lot to learn...

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I think a better question is why aren't we trying to mine the moon.
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On 2014-01-26 18:16, NYCTwister wrote:
I think a better question is why aren't we trying to mine the moon.




Wouldn't mines be dangerous for the rovers, etc? They could blow up! Smile
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Cool song but King, well lets just say, not cool.
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On 2014-01-26 00:20, S2000magician wrote:
No local supply of exploitable labour.


I'm not so sure about that. We should probably ask Dougini.
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I'm kinda surprised you missed this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2S4GTD-AAw
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There are exactly two reasons to build and maintain a base on the moon; one is illegal according to the united nations.

The good reason is for further space exploration. Gravity on the moon is one sixth that of Earth, and as such, launching a deep space rocket becomes far less expensive, using far less fuel on a larger ship if we launch from the moon and not from Earth.

This is a good reason for a base, but a bas only, not colonizing. The lack of resources make the moon a foolish place to build a city, also, lacking atmosphere there is no meteor protection. Just look at the moon and see what that result is. So lets build a base and launch our Mars missions from there.

The other reason is that anyone who builds a missile base on the moon has an unrestricted view of every country in the world. I think it is better to face the missles the other way in case of asteriod strike or invasion. Most governments will not agree with me.

Homework: What are the chances of stopping an asateroid coming to earth with nuclear missiles?

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On 2014-01-26 21:54, Cliffg37 wrote:
There are exactly two reasons to build and maintain a base on the moon; one is illegal according to the united nations.

The good reason is for further space exploration. Gravity on the moon is one sixth that of Earth, and as such, launching a deep space rocket becomes far less expensive, using far less fuel on a larger ship if we launch from the moon and not from Earth.

This is a good reason for a base, but a bas only, not colonizing. The lack of resources make the moon a foolish place to build a city, also, lacking atmosphere there is no meteor protection. Just look at the moon and see what that result is. So lets build a base and launch our Mars missions from there.

The other reason is that anyone who builds a missile base on the moon has an unrestricted view of every country in the world. I think it is better to face the missles the other way in case of asteriod strike or invasion. Most governments will not agree with me.

Homework: What are the chances of stopping an asateroid coming to earth with nuclear missiles?

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Thanks, I knew that about the military. Smile

Asteroid?

I'm guessing one in a thousand.
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I think maybe they're hoping there's more "stuff" they can use on Mars. The moon is basically just dirt and rocks, isn't it? I know very little about outer space and other planets and stuff. That and advanced math type stuff (except statistics) might be the two biggest gaps in my knowledge base.
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On 2014-01-27 06:16, critter wrote:
I think maybe they're hoping there's more "stuff" they can use on Mars. The moon is basically just dirt and rocks, isn't it? I know very little about outer space and other planets and stuff. That and advanced math type stuff (except statistics) might be the two biggest gaps in my knowledge base.


As a launchpad, I think the moon is great.

Like a big space station satellite all ready there... Smile

But the start will always be difficult.
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I just hope we start expanding sometime soon. One of these millennia the sun is going to go all supernova and stuff. If there's still a human race by then we'll need somewhere to bring our dogs, cards, and books.
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I just hope we start expanding sometime soon. One of these millennia the sun is going to go all supernova and stuff. If there's still a human race by then we'll need somewhere to bring our dogs, cards, and books.


I worry we nuke ourselves trying to prove whose belief is more loving and peaceful, way before that... Smile
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On 2014-01-25 22:41, sammagic wrote:
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.


I'm not quite certain how going to the Moon would give us the secrets to clean and safe energy.
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