Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars by Haym Benaroya

By Haym Benaroya

Our persevered prosperity and survival as species will partially depend on house exploration and manned payment. it will supply assets for our commercial societies and create new possibilities and markets. This booklet is a trip into our power destiny, as numerous countries this day start heavily to devise and increase their capabilites for manned house flight and cost at the Moon and Mars.

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The notion that the United States should enter a contest with the Soviet Union for the prestige accruing from space success was based on the rationale that this prestige was an element in the Cold War competition for national power and international influence. S. 3 A positive view of space Thousands of essays have been written on the importance of space for humanity's development. In the United States, there was a perpetual battle between those who saw space exploration and the human settlement of the Moon and Mars as an obvious path to take, and those who believed that, while worthy, the money could be better used for more pressing needs.

Military pacts cannot help nations whose social injustice and economic chaos invite insurgency and penetration and subversion. The most skillful counter-guerrilla efforts cannot succeed where the local population is too caught up in its own misery to be concerned about the advance of communism. But for those who share this view, we stand ready now, as we have in the past, to provide generously of our skills, and our capital, and our food to assist the peoples of the less-developed nations to reach their goals in freedom - to help them before they are engulfed in crisis.

What follows is a quote from an article of the time: In the United States there are difficulties in attracting enough young people to the disciplines of engineering, science and mathematics. Society depends on there being enough technically versed people who are eager to address the problems we all face . A. L. Weigel, "The political sustainability of space exploration," Space Policy, Vol. 24, 2008, pp. 148- 157. 6 26 1 Go west ... settle space we need enthusiastic and talented American engineers, scientists and mathematicians to spend the many years they must in college in order to begin to understand how to solve today's problems and to anticipate the potential problems of the next generation.

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