Establishing A Base On The Moon
Building a base on the moon would be important because it shows that we can
prove to live on another planet other than Earth. But the debate still rages as to whether man should settle on the Moon or Mars first. Mars is often considered to be the ultimate challenge for mankind: to live on a planet other than Earth. But looking down on us during cloudless nights is the bright and attainable Moon. From here we can see the details of the lunar landscape with the naked eye, it is so close astronomically when compared with the planets, that many believe that the Moon should be our first port of call before we begin the six month (at best) voyage to the Red Planet. It also helps as we’ve already been there…The bigger goal,
of course is to guild a colony on Mars. This is a massive goal that will likely take generations to achieve as we slowly begin to explore the surface of the world with teams of astronauts, slowly building the infrastructure that could one day house permanent residents. For comparison, the International Space Station cost more than $100 billion and even after 10 years still is
not fully completed. Getting to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is easy and cheap compared to getting to the Moon. Building a base on the moon would be important to also show the other countries that we could establish a moon base even after what was known as the "Space Race"