- 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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