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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    In July we celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the first lunar landings. This historic milestone has provided an opportunity for us to reflect upon man kinds achievements. It has also prompted a debate on our future in space.

    NASA is currently developing technology that will allow us to return to the Moon.
    They aim to establish a permanent lunar presence to enable further exploration of the Solar system.

    Amongst others Apollo 11 astronaut - Buzz Aldrin has criticised this scheme;

    "There's no reason for us to go back. We can look at the effects of long-term missions in space by flying around comets, rather than setting up a base on the Moon. We're not going to launch any missions from there."

    Dr. Aldrin believes we should be setting our sights on Mars rather than returning to the moon. Is he right? If not, why should we return?
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