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Return to the Moon

Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space

  • Authors
  • Harrison H. Schmitt

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Introduction

Former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon—to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. With governments playing a supporting role—just as they have in the development of modern commercial aeronautics and agricultural production—Schmitt believes that a fundamentally private enterprise is the only type of organization capable of sustaining such an effort and, eventually, even making it pay off.

Keywords

Nation astronomy lunar colony man on the Moon moon moon colony nature space space exploration

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