SciFi Question of the Day: Why go to the moon?
Joseph Kerezman Because its there.
AmyBeth Fredricksen Yeah, so’s Venus, but I wouldn’t be seen dead there!
Bob Camp because its better than going to Uranus!!!! LMAO! (sorry i have the sense of humor of a 13 year old sometimes, had to do it.)
AmyBeth Fredricksen You’re right, Bob. Somebody had to do it!
Joseph Kerezman Fine. The Moon is our stepping stone to Mars and beyond. Human kind will not survive staying put on Mother Earth. Better?
Juno Suk The moon has more land. Lower population. Lower property taxes. And they have a Starbucks and Walmart there.
Juno Suk Strangely enough, when you moon someone, they’re likely to see Uranus.
AmyBeth Fredricksen Juno Suk Yeah, but is it a Super Walmart?
Joseph Kerezman I’ve heard that Mars needs women…
AmyBeth Fredricksen ~rimshot~
Pony Horton Helium-3. Look it up. ‘Nuff said.
Joseph Kerezman I thought it was “Mars needs Moms”
AmyBeth Fredricksen It turns out they’re not picky.
Al Hartman Um, to see if Alice ever made it?
Pony Horton Al, maybe she’s lying right next to Tommy Lee Jones after SPACE COWBOYS!
Al Hartman Pony, is Tommy Lee “The Man in the Moon?”
Joseph Kerezman ”Mars Needs M.I.L.F.s”? Sorry I couldn’t resist
Joseph Kerezman We’re all adults here 🙂
Al Hartman Wait, wasn’t the moon blasted out of orbit on September 13th, 1999?
Pony Horton Al, yes it was but DON’T TELL ANYONE!!! So far, nobody has figured out that the moon is now just one of my matte paintings!!
AmyBeth Fredricksen Damn, Pony, you’re good!
Pony Horton Thanks Amy! Oh, wait… you mean about my matte painting! (Sorry)
James Lucius ”We choose to go to the moon … and do the other things. Not because they are easy. But because they are hard.”
Gwendolyn Wilkins Practice for going to other worlds. Can also serve as a launching point to other worlds. Setting up bases and colonies also helps ease population issues (though really those should be dealt with BEFORE heading out into space imo).
Pony Horton And also, LOTS of free parking!
Geri Bressler Wouldn’t it be easier to launch large ships for exploration and colonization from the moon, thanks to lower gravity?
Pony Horton Geri, YES! That’s one of the better reasons for being there.
Emily Becker Priest Why Not?… hehe had to ask.
Kristi Webb Cause it is there!
Brian Covault Easier and cheaper. Cost of going form Earth to orbit is the biggest challenge to space exploration.
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Anthony Deaver – Because it’s there? 😉
Robert Fredricksen – The moon is the perfect place to launch deep space vehicles to continuing exploration of space. The moon’s lowwer gravity and ice to make hydrogen makes it the perfect depot to reach strange new worlds……
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
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Cause it’s close yet so far? like unrequited love if u got chances to reach it than why not
I never thought of equating our relationship to the moon as unrequited love! That’s great!
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Hmmm… another idea for a SciFi Q:
“Will any good ever come from Black holes? Or will they always be a thing to be feared?”
Is there ever a good reason for a writer to purposely ignore a scientific fact in order to further their story?
Is Star Wars Science Fiction or Space Fantasy?
Something about whether the term “Speculative Fiction” is snobbish…
If teleporter technology created a duplicate of you instead of transporting you to a new place, would you use it?
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