The Moon pp 199-199 | Cite as


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The Moon is now within our reach, and is the logical next site for human exploration and settlement. The alternative to the migration of peoples into space is to remain forever on our home planet — which is to say that we have explored and learned enough, that we have satisfied our need for advancement, and that we wish to accept our present existence as good enough. This closed-Earth model of the future offers declining resources to serve growing populations — a frightening scenario in which war could become the major option for survival. The migration to and settlement of the Moon breaks the closed-Earth paradigm — it offers unlimited opportunities for the growth of humankind based upon the virtually-limitless resources of space.


Aerospace Technology Human Exploration Major Option Future Offer Present Existence 
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