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Is there reallyWouldn't the Moon be a point in sending peoplebetter place to Mars rathersend people than backMars? If our goal is to really let humans live on a body other than the MoonEarth, why not use transportation that was already worked-out when most retirees were in highschool or college? It

It sounds like on Mars, you would have to live underground to stay safe from radiation anyway, andas I'd assume you would on the Moon. The atmosphere on Mars is also so thin you may as well be in a vacuum anyway and you would never be able to go outside without a full-on space suit from what I've heard. My question is basically: why bother?

Wouldn't a nice underground Moon base be cheaper, easier to build, and safer? I think a You have to bury yourself to protect from radiation, anyway, and with half the gravity the Moon base would also be more useful becauseeasier to do this on. Also, you could send material and people backwould be far closer to Earth way fasterto either send things back or get help. Maybe by the 2100's someone will land on

It seems that Mars would be more attractive looking and certainly more interesting, but even if they do I don't see a point if they live in bunkersperhaps more difficult and deal with what's basicallyuncomfortable as just building a base in the vacuum anyway.

Is there really a point in sending people to Mars rather than back to the Moon? It sounds like on Mars, you would have to live underground to stay safe anyway, and the atmosphere is so thin you may as well be in a vacuum anyway. My question is basically: why bother?

Wouldn't a nice underground Moon base be cheaper, easier to build, and safer? I think a Moon base would also be more useful because you could send material and people back to Earth way faster. Maybe by the 2100's someone will land on Mars, but even if they do I don't see a point if they live in bunkers and deal with what's basically a vacuum anyway.

Wouldn't the Moon be a better place to send people than Mars? If our goal is to really let humans live on a body other than the Earth, why not use transportation that was already worked-out when most retirees were in highschool or college?

It sounds like on Mars, you would have to live underground to stay safe from radiation anyway, as I'd assume you would on the Moon. The atmosphere on Mars is also so thin you may as well be in a vacuum anyway and you would never be able to go outside without a full-on space suit from what I've heard.

Wouldn't a nice underground Moon base be cheaper, easier to build, and safer? You have to bury yourself to protect from radiation, anyway, and with half the gravity the Moon would be easier to do this on. Also, you would be far closer to Earth to either send things back or get help.

It seems that Mars would be more attractive looking and certainly more interesting, but perhaps more difficult and uncomfortable as just building a base in the vacuum anyway.

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All this Would the Moon be a better place than Mars talk: why botheranyways?

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