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2005-Apr-14, 06:46 PM
In case you missed the news, NASA is headed back to the Moon in the next decade. A permanent lunar base could be down the road, so scientists are starting to consider where we should build. Ben Bussey, with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland likes the Moon's North Pole. It's got everything you might need for a long-term stay: permanent sunlight, relatively stable temperatures, and lots of lunar soil. And as an added bonus, there might be plenty of frozen water hiding in lunar craters.

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2005-Apr-18, 01:31 PM
I don't think I can even bear to read the full story. I've been hearing about possible sites for moon bases since the late '50's. Yes, yes,the North Pole IS the best spot for a base. So let's get off our butts and GO already!! I really feel Gov't-backed space exploration has become a big dissapointment. Nothing but endless talk and endless studies about the same stuff, but no progress.