Skip to comments.Gizmodo article accuses America of space imperialism during Apollo program
Posted on 06/19/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT by Marcus
Gizmodo, as part of a series of stories about space, ran a piece on Thursday called What is Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, its not Tech. The article attempts to examine some of the political impediments that have stymied the settlement of the high frontier. Unfortunately, the piece would have been more convincing had it not been for one rather glaring error.
The piece suggested that the United States attempted to claim the moon as sovereign territory when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. So much of what seems to motivate any space exploration is the concept of flag planting, which the US pretty much invented: I HEREBY CLAIM THIS MOON FOR AMERICA. Nothing, in fact, could be further from the truth.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Just what are these moon resources that are to be mined? I’d think most mineral resources would be diffused as there hasn’t been much volcanic activity and no water to consolidate and separate the valuable stuff.
Parts of Montana are better suited for transforming landscapes into new and modernized cities. There’s so much open land here in the lower 48 and Alaska...Leave the moon alone, except for the occasional manned exploratory mission. Let’s witness the marvel of men and women together walking, driving and being men and women on the moon. Let’s see it again so the idiot conspiracy theorists will choke on their belief systems. Let’s see an American baby being born in the USA that was conceived on the moon!
Sure. After all, we didn't build that.
Gawker strikes again!
MSNBC is less of a toilet.
Well, immediately harvestable are Aluminum from lunar regolith, and Helium-3 trapped in the regolith. . .
At what point does that become economically viable? Use on the moon, yes, a research facility would more than return the investment.
Helium-3 is pretty much essential to make Fusion work.
As for using lunar aluminum (and silicon, for that matter), I’ll recommend Dr. Gerald K. O’Neill’s “The High Frontier”. . .
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.