An Informal Review of Space Exploration
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Investigating exoplanets now to colonize them sooner may be like doing better lunar astronomy in the early 1800s for the purpose of expediting the Apollo program.
This is a good point. And space colonization is also too far out for us to bother with. We haven't even started colonizing Antarctica!
You seem to be another person who read Zubrin. Cool guy.
About humans on the moon, most of the rationales I have seen look bad. That being said, space telescopes based on interferometry on the lunar surface would apparently have important advantages. I wonder to what extent current programs would help with that. Edit 4/10. This looks debatable.