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Question 1:
How is the story of the search for resources on the Moon similar to and different from the story of the pioneers who settled the American west?

The search for resources is similar in that the resources — water and food on Earth and oxygen on the Moon — are needed for survival. The search is different in that the American settlers looked for resources once they arrived at their destination. Scientists, on the other hand, used light to look for oxygen-containing minerals on the Moon, years before pioneering astronauts will attempt to journey there.

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