NASA says they have a goal to men on Mars by 2037. “We are looking at the moon and Mars to build a civilization for tomorrow and after that,” Griffin added in while addressing heads of the world’s space agencies.
Why even bother setting up a colony to live on Mars? The Moon is certainly a lot closer. Is the Moon not big enough for us? There’s so much room on the moon!
- 7,884,254 km ≤ Mainland USA
- 30,221,532 km ≤ Africa
- 37,930,000 km ≤ Moon
- 510,065,600 km ≤ Earth
The moon is just a bit bigger than Africa. Here’s a size comparison of the Moon to Earth:
The surface area of the moon is the equivalent to 4.8 mainland USAs: