I recently saw a report that the European Space Agency along with the Russian Space Agency are planning a return to the Lunar surface. This time though they plan to land a manned craft there. It is said to be a prelude to a permanent Lunar Base. Recent research into the Moon has discovered amazing new details that show that water ice has been found there, among other substances of interest. With this discovery interest has been sparked and a plan to land on the Moon the Russian Space Agency postponed back in the seventies has been looked at once more.
If the two agencies can work together and pull this remarkable feat off then the twenty first century will be when Mankind returns to space not only to explore but to colonise.
Science fiction once more becoming science fact. Many writers including myself have stories that feature moon bases and other world colonies. Now it seems we are getting closer to the time when all this will become a reality.
I for one can’t wait and if they televise the event I can guarantee that, like last time, I’ll be glued to my tv.