FAQ

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Why would we want to go to the moon?

There is so much to discuss in this question, it’s hard to begin. One could write an entire library on pros and still not cover all the reasons. In the most basic terms, our economic and environmental problems can be profitably solved by using resources from the moon. At the same time, using the resources of the moon makes travel to all the other parts of the solar system easy.

Why are Asteroids Important?

A single modest asteroid can contain tens of trillions of dollars in wealth (subject to inflation). There are millions of them. The minerals range from gold to iron. They are easier to process in free space because of the vacuum of space, and constant solar energy. Asteroids are like space candy. They’re too sweet to believe.

Why is Mars Important?

Look up Dr. Robert Zubrin. He’s the hero of this issue.

Isn’t Mars is more important than the Moon.

The debate over mars vs moon vs asteroids is over. The debate was fueled by the competition for government contracts and funding (1970-2006). Today privatization means marketing is more important than ever. This means that the division between different flavors of advocates must be dissolved. It should be clear that we want to go to all three, and more.

What is space advocacy?

Space advocacy is advocating for space. In one way you could call it astro-humanism. Basically, it’s a general term for spreading information about the space. There are many flavors because the term encompasses many different viewpoints. If you hear someone saying good things, or generally spreading information, about space they’re probably a space advocate.

What about Aliens?

Either they exist or they don’t. Keep up your efforts to find them on the internet.

There is no life on the moon.

True statement.

There is no air/oxygen on the moon, how would people breath?

Yes, no air. It has been shown that oxygen can be “cooked” out of the lunar soil.

How would people live on the moon?

The practical way to ‘live off the moon’ is to build a large space station much like the ideas of Gerard K. O’Neill. It’s very unlikely that permanent habitation of the moon will ever happen. The lessened gravity prevents proper development in youngsters. Temporary maintenance workers would probably be necessary from time to time. Housing these temp workers would require them to live under the soil as it provides a radiation shield. There would likely be a minimum set on the amount of soil to be piled over any occupied temporary housing.

The Moon has Energy Resources?

Yes. The correct verbiage would be lunar derived space power satellites deployed at GEO.

Yea, Apollo was a fake; we never went to the moon.

This website is a conspiracy in development, so if you would like to join up that’s great. However, we support your effort to disseminate information calling for a return to the moon to prove that Apollo was faked. Since it is a falsifiable claim, be prepared for it to be true or false.

What plan do you specifically advocate?

This is more about communicating the value of space rather than a single plan. It doesn’t matter what plan it is, as long as it can return the value known to exist.

How does a moon colony help the economy?

Trade is the foundation of all civilization. The Silk Road was the obstacle that led to the discovery of the new world. Trade in an earth-space sense could generate wealth greater than known. This is an understatement, not an overstatement.

How does space development help the environment?

All environmental analysis has a single flaw today. A control surface is placed around earth in the assumptions of every analysis. Re-assessing the analysis without this control surface can give insight into this question. Trade with a space-based infrastructure can provide profitable alternatives to ecologically harmful practices.

Why hasn’t NASA gone back if it’s so important?

They can’t.

Check out the 1967 Space Treaty, it bans governments from building moon-bases, mars outposts, or claiming territory in space. Also, check out NASA’s mission statement. The mission statement spells out clearly that NASA’s purpose is developing new technologies, and exploring (not developing resources).

What if we break the moon like in the movie The Time Machine?

You would be surprised how often I get this question. As far as the movie The Time Machine is concerned, the practicality of nukes on the moon is extremely dubious as there are other much more abundant, and less violent, means of getting things done.

Have you seen the movie Moon (2009)?

Yup, it was more about clones than helium-3, or lunar resource development. I still liked it.