The Moon pp 169-197 | Cite as

Endless frontiers

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The interactions of investigative science (science) and creative science (engineering) are synergistic, and their outputs — scientific knowledge and technology, respectively — are growing exponentially. When the first permanent base is established on the Moon, the ever-growing technological prowess of humankind will become linked to the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Spacefaring Age will then come to fruition: large-scale exploration and development activities in space (e.g., planetary engineering) will be possible; an abundance of energy and material wealth will be delivered to the Earth; the solar system will be explored in depth; and missions to the stars will be initiated.


Solar System Scientific Knowledge Material Resource Aerospace Technology Permanent Base 
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