Philip J. Fry once said in response to attempts to get him off the TV and bring him onto a summer beach trip:
Leela: Fry, you’re wasting your life sitting in front of that TV. You need to get out and see the real world.
Fry: But this is HDTV. It’s got better resolution than the real world!
That notion says a lot about human nature, and more importantly, brings hope for all of us. A win/win situation for all, the science, the technology, and the people. We can go back to the Moon and make it profitable. It can be a business of today, not of the future. The trick lies in approach. Current approach of the Space Adventures company is that Moon is the next destination for tourists. It’s not. At least not yet, and the probability of two “insane” billionaires that would pay $100 million needed for the first trip is minuscule. So how can we go to the Moon in the next five years? The solution is simple, and all parties will benefit. We make a film on the Moon’s surface.