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China and India both are launching scientific missions to the Moon within the next year. The US Moon return missions will be at least 5 to 7 years away. How do you feel about mankind making attempts to establish long-term bases on the Moon?

I'm all for it 100% 37 (82.22%)
  
I'm okay with it but its not very important to me 3 (6.67%)
  
Not really concerned about it 2 (4.44%)
  
I'd rather not see the US return to the moon, and don't care what other countries do. 0 (0.00%)
  
Total waste of time, money and effort; I'm 100% against any return to the Moon 3 (6.67%)
  
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China and India both are launching scientific missions to the Moon within the next year. The US Moon return missions will be at least 5 to 7 years away. How do you feel about mankind making attempts to establish long-term bases on the Moon? | 2 comments | Create New Account
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China and India both are launching scientific missions to the Moon within the next year. The US Moon return missions will be at
Authored by: nspace01 onFriday, June 08 2007 @ 04:09 am EDT
I am all in favor of exploiting the Moon to human benifit, in whatever way.

I watched a show a while back about the possibility of mining Helium 3 on the moon, to help solve energy problems on earth. Helium 3, rare on earth, has a very high energy output potential as a nuclear fuel, and just happens to exist on the moon in huge amounts.

Another possibilty on the moon would be astronomical observitories, both radio and light ( visible, xray, infrared, gamma ray, etc.). Could you amagine the discoveries that would be possible with say a 100 meter or larger telescope on the lunar surface, or a modified 5 mile diameter crater, simular to Arecibo, as a Radio observitory on the lunar farside.

With the discovery of large quantities of water in lunar polar craters, by the Clemintine spacecraft in 1994, a permanent human presence on the moon is inevitable. The US needs to lead the way.......

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nSpace01

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