What Lunarpedia is Not Doing
Often you can gain insight into what you are doing by looking at what you are certain that you are not doing.
Apollo to the Moon again, Not
Lunarpedia is not suggesting that we do Apollo to the Moon again. When we go back to the Moon we have every intention of laying the ground work for a permanent settlement. We do not intend to take another 50 year period off.
We also do not foresee the Cold War to be resurrected this time with the Chinese. The Cold War is history.
That said, we do not believe it is a sound strategy to wait another decade just so we can then save on the cost of providing food for our astronauts by the simple ploy of sending out for Chinese when we get to the Moon.
Control the High Ground, Not
We also do not see the Moon as high ground in the military sense. There is no tactical advantage in conflicts on Earth to have a military presence on the Moon. You can make this argument for low-Earth orbit, but not for the Moon.
The Moon is on the direct invasion route to no-where. Well, maybe Mars.
Colonizing the Moon, Not
We do not support colonizing the Moon is the same since that European nations colonized the third world in the 18th century. We do not propose to send an army to subjugate the native population and then exploit their resources.
For one thing, there is no native population.
This is the reason that the term "Settlement" is strongly preferred over the term "Colony".
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