Humankind is now poised to undertake the largest and most promising venture in history:
the global exploration, development, and human settlement of the Moon. The transformation of the
Moon into an inhabited sister planet of the Earth (the “Planet Moon Project”) will establish a link
between our ever-growing scientific expertise and the unlimited resources of space. When that
link is secured, the following will be realized: (1) the Earth will be supplied with an abundance – an
over-abundance – of energy and material resources, thus dramatically improving the living
standards and quality of life for all people, (2) large scale operations (e.g., planetary engineering
projects) will be conducted in space, (3) every region of the solar system will be explored in depth,
and (4) the first missions to the stars will be initiated.
The Moon is the logical site for the next stage of large-scale space exploration and development.
We now have the ability and cultural maturity to transform the Moon, in a peaceful and responsible
manner, into an inhabited sister planet of the Earth and thus reap the benefits of becoming a
multi-world species and eventual masters of the solar system. All that remains is to define goals,
set timetables, and apply our technological, financial, and cultural expertise to the accomplishment
of this significant next step in the emergence of humankind as a true spacefaring civilization.