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house Bill H.R. 1446

Getting Back To The Moon

Argument in favor

As a world leader, the U.S. should be at the forefront of space innovation. Returning to the moon and establishing a base there would be a massive accomplishment, creating momentum for further exploration in the final frontier.

Argument opposed

There is no plan to fund this project, which will undoubtedly be very costly. With private sector companies handling more of NASA’s logistics, the U.S. should look beyond the Moon to Mars or asteroids.

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REAL Space Act

Official Title

To direct the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to plan to return to the Moon and develop a sustained human presence on the Moon.


Reasserting American Leadership in Space Act or REAL Space Act - Directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to plan to return to the Moon by 2022 and to develop a sustained human presence there in order to promote exploration, commerce, science, and U.S. preeminence in space as a stepping stone for future exploration of Mars and other destinations.

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      house Committees
      Space and Aeronautics
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    IntroducedApril 9th, 2013
    Fly me to the moon Levi Strauss
    Like (1)
    They should work together with the private sector
    We need to go back to the moon because the future of the human race depends on it. We need to learn how to colonize and terraform other planets because our solar system has about half a billion years until our sun dies. The Kardeshev Scale also shows that in order for humans to progress we need to learn more about the field of science to survive forever. The moon is a way to learn how to do this to other planets as this can be a learning ground.