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This undeveloped child of the earth as we call the moon is a goal, a treasury of information, and a desirable platform in space.  Practical scientific, industrial, and humanitarian reasons for going to the moon include employing its unique environment for research and manufacturing; mining it for useful materials and significant geological knowledge; locating on it meteorological and astronomical observatories, hospitals, and biological laboratories; developing it as a space port from which to explore the solar system and the universe; and utilizing its byproduct to massively stimulate our economy and to help prevent war.
  —  Neil P. Ruzic
From his book: “The Case for Going To The Moon
[The book was published in 1965 and I read it about 1972.  Hard to believe that was over 40 years ago…  Maybe if we had spent a little more money on colonizing the moon and a little less on war, we’d have permanent facilities there by now.  —  KMAB]
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