Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Scientists are figuring out how to reduce the cost of space travel – to and from the Moon and possibly to Mars. One approach is to mine the Moon for resources necessary for interplanetary travel.
The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.