Should man go back to the MOON and establish manned bases there ? I believe we should, technology has advanced a lot in the 30 years since man was there last. Sure, there will be disasters , but the benefits will effect all of us, like the early space days did. Plus, if a manned base or 4 or more are established on the moon, you dont have to worry about it falling out of orbit ( like a space station ). Amateur radio could even become involved , with repeaters, etc on the surface. We could even use the " balloons " like they used to land the machines on MARS to scatter out parts for buildings for humans to take and assemble later. They could build resorts for recreation ( how about a summer vacation or a honeymoon on the moon ? ) . Radios could recieve and transmit signals further through space with less interference from the atmosphere of Earth in the way. The ideas are endless, but most wont happen in our lifetime ( unless you are 10 years old now ). What are your ideas pro & con ?