February 11, 2002
It's been too long since humans last explored the moon. In the time spent on the international space station, the moon could have no only been visited but excavation and geographic charting could have been done to prepare the groundwork for the development of the first lunar colony. Even if those things could be done from Earth, why have we repeatedly launched the space shuttle, which merely circles the Earth and does certain scientific operations, yet never rediscover the moon? Both vehicles are enormous advancements and flights to Mars have yielded great discoveries. How far is the moon in comparison?