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‘Moon First’ Is Only Viable Route To Mars & Beyond


Lunar Luminary Clive R. Neal, Professor Of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences At University Of Notre Dame, Argues Human Return To Moon Surface Is Crucial To Future Of Space Exploration In June 2016 Issue Of Scientific American; Human Moon Missions Provide Experience In Off-World Living & Opportunity To Utilize Rich Resources, Most Notably Water Ice Which Can Be Split Into Oxygen & Hydrogen Via Electrolysis To Power Fuel Cells And Feed Rocket Motors; Emphasis On Sustainability And Return On Investment Via Commercial Services Integration

Credit: ESA, NASA, University of Notre Dame