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[Zubrin] Why an Orbiting Moon Station is the Worst Idea of the New Space Age

30 Aug 2018, 01:55 UTC
[Zubrin] Why an Orbiting Moon Station is the Worst Idea of the New Space Age
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By Dr. Robert Zubrin
The New Scientist, 08.29.18, Commentary
US Vice President Mike Pence says a habitable base orbiting the moon will be built and in use by 2024. It's a pointless distraction, warns Mars Society president Robert Zubrin
Before last weekend’s Mars Society convention, a reporter asked me what I thought of the Trump administration’s plan to send astronauts to the moon. No doubt he expected me to explain why the Red Planet is a much more suitable goal, but I told him this was about more than the moon versus Mars.
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