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-- closer -- -- science fiction some of the world's major space agency's meeting in Washington talking about creating the first permanent base on the moon.
Whereas -- Gingrich will you -- Jones former NASA astronaut Fox's contributor he wrote the book sky walking an astronauts memoir and on good morning to you.
I -- a lot of folks are racing to do this the Russians are talking about a Japanese are talking about set in some within NASA are talking about it.
What does -- moon -- do for us in terms of expiration time.
But the reason have a moon base -- -- to go after the resources that are on the moon.
As all the scientific knowledge that we can gain -- about the the early history of the earth but the real thing has the resources.
There's water ice at the South Pole the moon we've discovered this with -- -- orbiting unmanned probes.
And these other countries -- here after the space station here as ever talking about.
Tapping those resources to establish a permanent outpost there and -- -- we talk to you a lot about.
The next phase in space exploration do you like this idea would you support if you think we need.
It's pretty obvious that the -- only three days away the asteroid plan that's currently afloat at NASA.
Takes longer to get to -- terms of months on roundtrip mission to an asteroid.
-- resources at both places and they each have their pros and cons but it seems obvious that with our Apollo experienced the -- Libyan natural choice to check out these resources.
And that could lower the cost of overall exploration to the asteroids and Mars but when you're hits -- arrive with the Russians.
At least for a few more years how difficult does that make our ability to advance this idea.
While the Russians have their own set of problems they don't fund their space program very well they've had quality control problems with their manned spaceships.
-- -- planetary scientific spacecraft have failed because of quality control.
So this plan for him and based on the Russian side it's probably don't not very credible until they really start putting some resources and are skeptical about.
I am and I think you'll have to CDs robot probes go and advance to show the real interest there before you can believe that they're really gonna.
Tackle this job thank you Tom Tom Jones and --
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