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July 25-31, 2016 / Vol 35, No 30 / Hawai`i Island, USA

22 Jul 2016, 20:09 UTC
July 25-31, 2016 / Vol 35, No 30 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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21st Century Humanity – A Multi World Species:
The Moon, Mars and Solar System CompleteSpacemonth 2016 and the 47th Observation of Humans becoming a Multi World Species with Apollo 11 in 1969 are celebrated this July. As candidates vie for U.S. Presidency, we note nearly 44 years since Humans were on the Moon or even past LEO. The USA should reassert itself as a pioneering leader in space, go many steps beyond the current Mars focus and capitalize on investments made in human space exploration. Progress is vital toward permanent bases on other Worlds starting with the Moon. America’s next frontier could be the Moon South Pole with its peaks of eternal light, water ice and continuous line of sight communications to Earth allowing for solar-powered bases, and eventual fuel-depots to launch toward next endeavors at Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Beyond for Solar System Complete exploration. The science, technology, economic and species survival benefits depend on 21st Century visionary leadership, and should not be ignored or postponed. The political candidates, from the two major parties dating back to the 19th century, make supportive references to the space program and commercial space enterprise, but a contemporary and ambitious message of “Women ...

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