posted on May, 8 2014 @ 03:28 PM
Well we all know what a treasure trove of minerals the moon is. It looks like the Russian are taking action if this article is true.
I think using the moon as a launching point is another big benefit to colonization.
The program aims to build an inhabited moon base and testing ground by the middle of the century, which would allow mineral extraction on Earth's only
The project calls on developing a range of long-distance space technology to ensure the country can explore the moon independently from foreign
partners. Earlier proposals for lunar exploration focused on strong international cooperation, as it was believed no single country could afford
interplanetary projects on its own.
edit on 5/8/2014 by howmuch4another because: (no reason given)