We often look to science fiction stories when considering our future. This might seem foolish but authors like Arthur C. Clarke and Jules Verne were pretty good at writing of possible futures and the associated technology. Nevertheless, while their imagination may show us to a possible reality, only hard work will have us becoming a space traveling species. Keep this in mind when anyone asks, “why bother with a lunar colony?”. Certainly, a future that includes us living amongst the stars will be hard. But what’s the alternative? Do we really want to condemn our species to this one small planet that’s circling a very average star? Of course not. Let’s all keep striving together to build a future that would make today’s science fiction authors proud.
We at the Lunar Colony Fund have begun our outreach to other organizations. We are asking for their endorsement to show the average potential contributor that we are indeed a worthwhile cause. If you have suggestions on which organizations to approach or if you represent an organization that wants to participate, please, contact us!
People will contribute to worthwhile endeavours. Safeguarding the future is one. Consider the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2012/2013 it raised over $200M from a national population of under 35M. This generosity and altruism bodes well for the future of our species. But only with expanding into space can we continue to advance our appreciation of the universe in which we live.
The recent return of a presence on the Moon has led to much excitement. China’s Chang’e 3 lunar rover has traveled about the Moon`s surface. As well, the Chinese government has indicated that a human landing on the Moon could be a foreseeable goal. It`s nice to see such forward looking accomplishments and challenges. However, we at the Lunar Colony Fund know that a focused effort by all nations on Earth is necessary to establish a sustainable human colony on the Moon.
We implore that you continue working with us. Keep the Lunar Colony Fund in your thoughts and endeavours. Take any opportunity to explain that people can continue to nurture and embellish their future by living beyond Earth`s protective surface. Whenever possible, make a donation to the Lunar Colony Fund to show your support for humanity’s space faring future. And, enjoy the life that you have the privilege of living.
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter. We are happy to report that our web presence has solidified with the completion of the forum. Use this area to discuss ways to raise funds and to advertise your successes. Also, our fictional story of colonists on the Moon keeps extending. Don’t forgot to visit and read how your favourite colonist is faring.
Our near-term goals include both expanding awareness of current technical capability and to build membership. As well all know, China has delivered a robot and base station to the Moon at Mare Imbrium. India has launched a probe to Mars. And, the traditional space faring nations continue a steady launch rate of exploration craft and Earth monitoring satellites. In addition to probes, the ISS and its inhabitants have another four years of funding from the USA. With these, we continually see that humanity’s capability extends. But we know that no nation has a mandate to colonize other bodies floating in space. So it’s up to our membership to make this happen. Let’s get together; forward this bulletin and talk to your friends and colleagues and have them join us.
If you have suggestions for our web site or recommendations for our lunar building blocks send them to me. Also, don’t forget to make a donation whenever you can to keep this effort alive and to show your support for humanity’s space faring future.