A new program to send humanity to the Moon and establish a Moon station is what prof. Stephen Hawking urges for. He states that the current conditions on Earth and the way in which these conditions are evolving will make our planet uninhabitable.
Humanity on the Moon – A Revival of the Space Program
The theoretical physicist from Cambridge has said at the Starmus Festival, Trondheim, Norway, that countries of the world should team up and build a lunar base in as much as 30 years while also sending people to Mars by 2025.
As daunting as the task might seem, he says that it is paramount to revive the space program, otherwise, there won’t be a home to live on anymore.
“A new and ambitious space programme would excite (young people), and stimulate interest in other areas, such as astrophysics and cosmology”.
Because of the various conditions that humanity has created in the last century: the rise of global temperature, the melting of the polar ice caps, the polluting of water and soil, and deforestation are all signs that the future 200–500 years will have humanity extinct. Unless, that is, we can send humanity to the moon. There, thanks to a Moon ground station, humanity can continue its growth.
His words have not been in vain. Jan Woerner, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA), envisages to build a Moon base by 2024. They are collaborating with Russia to send a probe for future assessment. China, too, is looking to send someone on Mars in the near future.
Currently, NASA is the only space agency that isn’t giving much information, according to some sources. But, if the world’s leading countries would team forces, NASA surely wouldn’t hold back from helping to send humanity to the Moon once again.
“Our physical resources are being drained, at an alarming rate. We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change.”
Thus, only need to focus our energy on space exploration. The only option we have left is exploring other worlds.
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