NASA has announced a plan to build an office on the moon. This office will be used to carry out special research of the moon and to observe our planet from space. NASA also hopes to use this office as a staging point for a trip to Mars. They hope to return to our only satellite by 2020.
This office will be the first long term settlement off of Earth. Needless to say, it will cost millions of dollars and be extremely risky to build. So our critical question is this: Is this mission worth the risk the astronauts are putting themselves in? Why? Is space travel ever really worth the risk (or the costs)?
Here’s what we think:
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(Image retrieved from http://www.pict.com/tomi/astro/televue/images/moon/moon_012127s.jpg on December 27, 2006)