Stephen Hawking Calls for Return to Moon
Physicist Stephen Hawking said that people should return to the Moon and Mars to go because Earth could be the only way to save mankind.
Hawking said that when the Earth faces climate change and pressure on natural resources, humans must go beyond our planet.
“We are running out of space and the only places to go are the other worlds,” he said. “The time has come to explore other solar systems, and propagation may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves.” I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth, “he added. “If humanity is to continue for another million years, our future lies in the fact that no one has ever been before.”
Professor of the University of Cambridge spoke during a tour (in June) to Festival Starmus in Trondheim, Norway.
“Reclining in space will completely change the future of humanity,” he said. “I hope it would be to bring together competitive nations for one purpose, to meet the challenge common to all of us.”
Hawking added that reaching the Moon, Mars and other plants would allow young people to become interested in space science.
“Every time we take another blow like moon landings, bringing together people and nations, they inaugurate new discoveries and new technologies,” said M. Hawking. “To get off Earth, we need a concerted global approach, everyone must join in. We need to rekindle the excitement of the beginnings of space travel in the 1960s.”
The European Space Agency has announced a plan to create a “Moon Village” after the launch of the International Space Station in 2024. China is also interested in sending an astronaut to the moon.
The United States is working to send astronauts to Mars. The US space agency, NASA expects to do this in 2030.