To the Moon Instead

Why Mars? Doesn’t colonizing the moon first make more sense? For practice. The moon would be a great place for exploration, research, and with less gravity it’d make an ideal place to launch a realistic mission to the red planet. Space flight alone is an exceedingly dangerous task without the added bonus of building an experimental, self-contained human habitat that simulates the most basic conditions of our planet needed for survival. At this point getting people to mars safely is far-fetched, just colonizing a place that doesn’t already have a long-established people group is a big leap for humanity.

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