posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 09:42 AM
Reading history, it seems that people explored for many things, all ultimately for profit, searching for gold, silver, farm land, minerals, people who
could be taxed (gold,silver, produce) the only way the west, at least, is going to get out there is the profit motive, H3 on the Moon, asteroid
mining, for gold, silver, nickle, tungstan, rare earths, etc. and 'living space' on Mars. Although with the vast emptiness of the Sahara, and
Australia, there is plenty of space on this planet, for the moment, at least.