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Old 2012-12-27, 18:43   #17
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I definitely think we need an un-manned mission to the moon. Haven't read up on this particular topic recently, but there are probably dozens of different goals we could try to achieve.

Seeking water at the poles, digging into the soil(is soil the proper term in this instance?) to see what we can find underneath, seismic studies, mining(if we can find a place super-dense with valuable metals or minerals). All sorts of awesome things we can do on the moon.

The only reason for a manned mission is to appeal to stupid people. You do science, a few people are impressed; but you send a person there, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to know about it. Intelligent people will be interested in a manned mission for sure, but NASA had them hooked anyway.
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