The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon's Resources

The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon's Resources


whereas the Moon was concept to carry the main to area exploration, in fresh a long time, the U.S. has principally became its points of interest towards Mars and different celestial our bodies in its place. In The worth of the Moon, lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and may go back to the moon as a way to stay an international chief in house usage and improvement and a player in and beneficiary of a brand new lunar economy.

Spudis explores 3 purposes for returning to the Moon: it truly is shut, it's attention-grabbing, and it really is helpful. The proximity of the Moon not just enables widespread launches, but additionally keep watch over of any equipment we position there. it really is attention-grabbing simply because recorded deep on its floor and in its craters is the preserved historical past of the moon, the sunlight, and certainly the complete galaxy. and eventually, the moon turns out to be useful since it is wealthy with fabrics and effort. The moon, Spudis argues, is a logical base for additional house exploration or even a potential destiny domestic for us all. all through his paintings, Spudis accommodates information about man's fascination with the moon and its position in our shared historical past. He additionally explores its spiritual, cultural, and clinical resonance and assesses its position sooner or later of spaceflight and our nationwide safeguard and prosperity.

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