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JSPES, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Fall 2004)
pp. 339-344

Establishing a Moon Base and Exploring the Universe

Herbert F. Mataré

The author comments on a recent article by Klaus P. Heiss which advocated the establishment of a human colony on the moon both for tapping the wealth of the moon and as a base for manned space exploration and possible colonization at some future date. But while he finds the idea of a moon base to be plausible he expresses skepticism of human ability to ever establish colonies elsewhere in the universe.