While the old plans were all about getting boots on the Moon, the new rush to space has bigger and more long-term ambitions like genuine international cooperation and creating a gateway to the next frontier: Mars.
“The Moon is not a ‘been there - done that’ place,” says veteran space journalist Leonard David, “there's still a lot of mystery available for discovery and the Moon is still revealing itself to us.”
And that’s not all, David has high hopes for an international mission towards Mars, a planet we could one day call home - “it’s an incredible human drama” he says.
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