Scientists Debate Return to the Moon
It's been 45 years since men last set foot on the Moon. The year was 1972. Back then, the fastest commercially available microprocessor could handle a maximum of 16 kilobytes of memory. Today the average smartphone can crunch several millions of kilobytes. But huge leaps in computing power have not been matched by similar advances in space travel. The prospects for returning to the moon were the focus of a recent symposium, organized by the Universities Space Research Association and the Space Policy Institute. VOA’s George Putic has more.