RETURN TO THE MOON.
- We are in one of the most unique moments in human history. Just as the world is facing the tremendous challenges brough on by climate change-burgeoning populations pushing for more and more of the limited pie of Earth's resources, new technologies and ideologies that can threaten our very existence-there is rising above the horizon a beacon of hope.For at the same moment in our history, a new generation, inspired by the early voyages of Apollo, is stepping up to open the space frontier. From multi-millionaires and billionaires building their own rockets to carry average folk into space, to private space hotels and insdustrial plants in orbit, there is a revolution underway, just overhead. Add to this, the command given to NASA by the President of the United States to take us back to the Moon and to Mars, the new focus on space by China, and the ongoing passengers around the Moon and back again, and you have the beginnings of a true change in the course of our future.
Yet unless our leaders make sure that we do it the right way this time, we may well fail to move humanity beyond the Earth. If the government dollars being spent on space are wasted on another Apollo style dead end, we may find ourselves once againwith just flags and footprins to show for our efforts.
This book speaks with the voices of more than twenty of the experts and policy leaders who, each coming from their own very different philosop`hies, political backgrounds and biases, say the same thing-humanity can expand beyond the Earth to Mars and beyond, using the Moon as our stepping stone. Each of their different voices combine into a chorus that says we can return to the Moon, we can do it right, and this time, we stay!