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Moon base

Tim Hendrickson

November 26, 2012

Mankind's first step is a self-sustaining, manufacturing base on the moon. The base serves as a source of resources for plant Earth, and a launching point for further space exploration. Further exploration including: expeditionary manned probes of Mars and asteroids, robust robotic probes to the inner planets Venus and Mercury, and robust robotic probes to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

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Dee: 11/27/2012 08:34 CST

I am not a scientist but have always had a desire to learn everything I could and, especially, about the universe and what's beyond. I believe a moon base should be our first goal for further travel to the great beyond; however, read today that there was a group wanting to go to Mars and people interesting in going would pay for the trip. But, what I've read about Mars, the risks to just "go there" are very great due to the solar flares, storms that can whip up the sand and ruin the person's space suit/thus kill them plus many other problems to encounter. Thus, going to the moon should be our first priority. When someone does go to Mars, I hope they go underground to determine if life in some form exists there plus possibly water. I wish I could go and knowing about space lets us learn more about ourselves. I often dream that, when I die, I will be able to travel anywhere in the universe in a twinkling of an eye; how exciting that will be.....

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