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Originally posted by TheConservative
The announcment of a lunar outpost is only being used as a tool for getting President Bush re-elected; people like to hear these kinds of proposals. I applaud him for this strategy, and I hope that we actually carry out operations like this in the next 25 or so years. Some people actually think that we already have a base on the moon, and some of the evidence is credible, but it is highly unlikely.
Originally posted by mattywhelz
Hopefully we can stop military excursions into other countries over the next 11 years so we can actually afford to budget for this mission and others. Think of what we could achieve if we spent the dollar$ on exploration instead of war. It would stagger the imagination.
Originally posted by junglejake
Because we are building a base, not just going there. Plus we need to redevelop engines with enough power to get us to the moon again.