posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 02:17 AM
I say do it now, and do it before you send the manned crew there. Think about this as an investment, sure it will cost boat loads of money but a
tunnel on the moon will last hundreds of years, so whatever the total investment is lets say it costs 2 trillion and take 400 years for the duration
it could last it, the cost isn't as much as it first appears. Then start adding in other countries such as Russia, UK, EU, Au, Canada, Etc. and
their contributions to it it truly starts to become affordable and realistic to do.
Russia is already showing interest in joining us in building a permanent moon base.
There is no good reason other than it costs too much money to NOT build it now.
Another reason we should spend this money on a quality Permanent Moon Base is if we don't spend the money on this, we will spend it on something
else, also put, the more we invest into space the less we will invest in war.
Finally, a project such as this, an endeavor as grand and noble as this, taken on as a partnership with both friend and foe could help take national
stereotypes and hatred for each other and could replace them with a new found respect and purpose. Projects such as this as far as I'm concerned
help mankind become closer to world peace.