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Back to the Moon

John Robinson

December 5, 2012

I would like to see observatories and manned support centers established on the Moon (both light side and dark sides). The observatories could be used to monitor Earth, the sun, and deep space. The support centers could also be used as bases to explore the polar creaters for ice for mining water and converting to oxygen and hydrogen. In addition, I think a plan needs to be established to manage luner and space junk whch could be marketed on E-Bay for $$$.

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Grant: 12/06/2012 02:21 CST

I agree that a scientific outpost on the moon should be the our next goal in human space exploration. Establishing a base camp in a lunar cave would be safer for the astronauts than an orbiting station at any lagrange point. A lava tube would afford greater protection from solar radiation, and gravity, even 20%, is important for sanitation.

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