Back To The Moon
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In 2004 George Bush virtually committed the US to go back to the Moon and colonize it. The technologies and simulations are already being built and trialled here on Earth. It is hoped that the natural resources of the Moon could be used to sustain life. A scientist has managed to extract water from Moon dust and from water hydrogen and oxygen can be extracted. What this means is that a future Moon colony may not have to rely on resources from Earth to survive.
In the original plan it was hoped the the Orion spacecraft will be able to conduct its first human spaceflight by 2014 and crewed missions to the Moon would happen by 2020.