The Human Race And The Earth's Moon

1578 WordsNov 17, 20157 Pages
As the human race gazes upon the stars, it finds that its natural instincts to explore, possess, and mold become illuminated. The real question for the human race is not whether to explore but what to possess in the Solar System first? Whether man should first colonize Mars, Venus, or Earth’s Moon is the real question for the human race because a successful first attempt would directly influence life on Earth economically and politically for generations. If a successful colonization mission can be achieved in the first attempt, it would directly result in increased funding for space programs across the globe. The debate is between these three surfaces for the reasons that these surfaces are closer than other entities in the Solar System and the surface of these entities are solid enough to land equipment and Astronauts. The Moon is the most plausible of all the surfaces, because it is closer than any other entity, has resources that would fund the expedition, more hospitable, and the Moon has more of a history with mankind’s culture. Sometimes the best deals are spoiled by the distance one must travel to get it. There are several factors that make the closeness of the Moon very valuable. Monetarily it costs less to send equipment from the surface of Earth to the moon vis-à-vis the cost of sending equipment to Mars or Venus. “It costs $10,000 to put a pound of payload in Earth 's orbit” so to send equipment from Earth to Mars or Venus would be a crippling blow to the budget
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