In this episode, the Book of Nature crew examines the question – possibly reinvigorated recently by the launch of Falcon Heavy, the next step en route to a heavy lift vehicle capable of Mars launches in the Space X arsenal – of whether we should first return to the Moon or set our sights somewhat higher (or rather farther out):  Mars!   Dan, Todd, and Charles grapple with this question, which has endured since the demise of the Apollo program in 1972.

Links of interest:


Advocating for Mars First:

Advocating for Moon First:

Highlighting the debate:


JFK Speech referred to by Charles in this episode:

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