Nowadays, the US government is thinking about what should follow and is wondering where we should go first, back to the Moon, or straight to our neighboring planet ?
As a teen I was reading about the future Mars program and how we would go there by 2035. This is what Aldrin and Collins are now advocating. But it seems we may have to wait until 2050.
Mankind already set foot on the Moon, so the goal might not be as thrilling as Mars, a place so far and so different that it would an entirely new challenge that all nations would have to partake to allow Mankind to succeed.
This is to me another goal all Mankind – after climate change mitigation and the protection of the environment – should commit itself in the first decades of this millennium.
What is your opinion ? I know what some of you may believe (Tim…)
To conclude closer to environmental issues, TreeHugger published two articles that may interest you :