We’re explorers. It’s what humans do. Throughout our history, we’ve left the relative comfort of our homes in search of resources, discovery and knowledge. We’ll trek across vast mountains, sail uncharted oceans, take to the sky and hurtle across the expanse of space in our never-ending quest to explore. It’s this innate desire that brings us to the next frontier in human exploration: the Artemis program and our missions to the moon.
Some say we don’t need the moon; they believe we need to go directly to Mars. But we need the moon if we are to successfully send humans to Mars.
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Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Marla Pérez-Davis, Ph.D.
Originally published January 15, 2020.