Ethical and Social Aspects of a Return to the Moon—A Geological Perspective
AbstractThe forward planning of the return of Humans to the lunar surface as envisioned by different national and collaborative space agencies requires consideration of the fragility and pristine nature of the lunar surface. Current international treaties are outdated and require immediate action for their update and amendment. This should be taken as an opportunity for self-reflection and potential censoring, enabling a mature, responsible, and iterated sequence of decisions prior to returning. The protocols developed for assessing the ethical and social impacts of Humans on the lunar surface will provide a blueprint for planning future exploration activities on other planetary bodies in the Solar System and beyond. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Assis Fernandes, V. Ethical and Social Aspects of a Return to the Moon—A Geological Perspective. Geosciences 2019, 9, 12.
Assis Fernandes V. Ethical and Social Aspects of a Return to the Moon—A Geological Perspective. Geosciences. 2019; 9(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Assis Fernandes, Vera. 2019. "Ethical and Social Aspects of a Return to the Moon—A Geological Perspective." Geosciences 9, no. 1: 12.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.