Moon bases…FINALLY

For all of us who were raised to believe that we’d grow up to visit Moon bases for our holidays but have been cruelly let down time and time again, perhaps we can take solace from this story in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph:

For the next three days, Silicon Valley will be the base for planning humankind’s return to the moon, as more than 400 scientists from around the world assemble at NASA’s Ames Research Center for a conference on what type of science should be done when astronauts revisit Earth’s nearest neighbor.

“We’re going back, and this time we’re going to stay,” S. Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames, said in remarks opening the lunar science conference. “This is the first step in settling the solar system.”

Ace! Bring it on.