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Human space exploration and settlement

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Abstract

The human species has demonstrated its capacity to dream and envision the future, as well as to contemplate its past. Through the power of imagination, we can conceive and often execute grand plans. This conceptual ability influences our behavior, whether in terms of individuals or institutions, nations, or humanity. It results in the setting of goals which energize people to impressive achievements. And so it is with outer space and human expansion into the universe. The goal of permanently returning to the Moon by year 2020 will produce a lunar launch pad to Mars and beyond! Some astrobiologists, for instance, recommend Titan as a possible target for human space exploration because it is the most diverse place in the Solar System beyond Earth [1].

Keywords

Space Exploration International Space Station Lunar Surface Outer Space Space Program 
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