March 13, 2012

Do We Have the Tech to Colonize the Moon?

Leonhard Bernold, Cosmos Magazine

AP Photo

Humans reached the Moon for the first time in July 1969. It was the pinnacle of a technological arms race during the Cold War and it captured the imagination of the world.

Only a year later, the first remotely controlled robot, called Lunokhod 1, travelled more than 10km using solar energy, and was the original precursor of modern solar-powered cars. These were incredible feats of engineering, and an exciting time in our history because it marked a new era of exploration for humans.

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