Petition: We Commit to the Moon-Mars Mission

 

"If God wanted man to become a spacefaring species,

he would have given man a moon."

– Krafft Ehricke

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We, the undersigned, pledge our commitment to the following program, and we call upon President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress to commit to it as well. 

  • Successfully realize the Artemis mission to bring mankind—including the first woman—to the Moon to stay in 2024, as President Trump and his NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine have called for.

  • Make Artemis the first step towards the industrialization of the Moon, as the economic platform enabling human colonization of Mars and human exploration of the Solar System—as first thoroughly defined by the late space visionary Krafft Ehricke.

  • Develop advanced fusion propulsion spacecraft, fueled by the helium-3 resources on the Moon—enabling safe and rapid human travel to Mars and other regions in the Solar System, with the goal of achieving constant one-gravity acceleration/deceleration as the standard for human interplanetary missions.

  • Achieve this Moon-Mars program through an international 50-year crash program, as outlined by the late economist Lyndon LaRouche—ensuring the high rates of economic payback on Earth which can only be reached by developing new space and fusion technologies, and sharing those technologies internationally as the basis for durable peace on this planet.

  • Reform or eliminate the speculative and predatory aspects of the international financial system, as a necessary step to ensure sovereign nations can generate the long-term credit agreements needed to facilitate this mission.

  • Remove barriers to international collaboration in space—especially impediments to U.S. cooperation with China and Russia (as typified by the so-called Wolf Amendment, barring NASA from working with China). 

This program coheres with remarks made by Lyndon LaRouche to a December 2009 international conference in Russia:

In order to realize the objectives which stand before us now, we have to give mankind a new mission—mankind as a whole. The mission is typified by the idea of the Mars colonization program. This requires us to make the kinds of changes, in terms of scientific progress, which are needed for mankind's future existence.

We have many problems on this planet. And we can not solve those problems, extensively, without going into a development of the Solar System as a habitat of mankind. We're on the edge of doing that, scientifically. There are many scientific discoveries, yet to be made, which will make it possible to act for man's colonization of Mars. That will be in some time to come. But what we need now is the intention of accomplishing the Mars colonization program. We need to educate and develop generations of young people, who will be oriented to that kind of mission. In the coming period, we will have the birth of young people who will be part of the colonization of Mars, in one way or the other, before this century is out.

We need to give mankind a sense of purpose, developmental purpose, not only throughout the planet, but through the influence of Earth on the adjoining regions of the Solar System, and beyond.

Those objectives are feasible. There are, admittedly, many problems to be solved, scientific problems, which are not yet resolved. We have many questions. But, essentially, we know this is feasible. We know this should be feasible within two or three generations. What we have to do, is give to people, who will be the grandchildren, born now, to give them something to realize. When we're dead and gone, they will be there, three generations from now, four generations from now. They will be the people who actually colonize areas beyond Earth itself. We need to give them the opportunity to do so. We need to give society, in the meantime, the mission-orientation of achieving that colonization, for our descendants, three generations or so down the line.


We, the undersigned, pledge our commitment to realizing this Moon-Mars mission, and we call upon President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress to commit to it as well.

 

Who's signing

Christopher Sare
Brian A. Earley
Dr. Hany Nagib
Albert Holt
Rachel Brown
Malene Robinson
Scott Tregurtha
John Smith
Larry Moore
James Wyrick
Randy Styer
Dee Ashley
Maria Carmody
Alice Wolf
Carlos Brobjerg
Greg Bretza
alfred lang
Meline Dzagikian
Cressie Patterson
Michael Dzagikian
Tom Allred
Mike Patterson
Clive Ettia
Maria Channon
Joel Dejean
Art Judd
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  • Christopher Sare
    signed via 2019-07-27 14:17:14 -0400
  • Brian A. Earley
    signed via 2019-07-27 13:32:22 -0400
    Hamiltonian Economics are the best way to achieve our goals.
  • Dr. Hany Nagib
    signed via 2019-07-27 13:22:58 -0400
  • Albert Holt
    signed via 2019-07-27 10:59:56 -0400
  • Rachel Brown
    @RachelBrown1439 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-27 10:58:41 -0400
    Sign LaRouchePAC's petition to support Trump's 2024 Moon landing as the first step to an international lunar industrialization and Mars colonization program. https://action.larouchepac.com/moon_mars?recruiter_id=303216
  • Rachel Brown
    signed via 2019-07-27 10:58:16 -0400
  • Malene Robinson
    signed via 2019-07-27 07:47:17 -0400
    Malene Robinson
  • Scott Tregurtha
    signed via 2019-07-27 07:29:10 -0400
  • John Smith
    signed via 2019-07-27 07:25:17 -0400
  • Larry Moore
    signed via 2019-07-27 05:21:53 -0400
    I was about 12 years old when I heard Kennedy speech of us going to the Moon. It took about six month for it to really sink in that we were really going to them moon. That was in 1963 period and I was about 18 years old when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in 1969. We had a about a fourteen to one return on our investment on the moon. For every one penny that we spent on going to the moon, we got fourteen penny back in technological spin off and new more advanced improvement added to the US Economy.


    It was during the Kennedy period that the United States had a serious Space program, which we haven’t had since Nixon. Not only was the Apollo projects being cut short, the last three or four Apollo landing on the Moon, but, they also intended to establish a permanent lunar base or colony there too. There was also the Orion Project, which would have used fission to power the space craft. A fusion powered space craft, which would a been the first powered space craft and not one that being sling shoot from Earth orbit to Moon or Mars orbit. Not only where that thinking of the current shuttle that we retired a few years ago, they were also of the scram jet to orbit type of shuttle too. Kennedy had multiple project for NASA to do across the board and he didn’t just have Apollo Moon Mission in mind. That was just the on that he through out there for us to get behind. They were talking and thinking about being on Mars about 1986 or there about. It was basically the British and there American lackeys in Wall Street and there agents inside the US Government that basically killed those project and swashed the momentum of the United States doing something great in space. That the primary reason they HATE Donald Trump return to the moon in 2024, it will turn the US Economy around and excite the American People and they don’t want that. Technically I don’t really consider us having a serious space program, because it isn’t project oriented. NASA has done a lot of great thing since the Kennedy, but, along the long haul, it really accomplish all that it should have and we are even backing away from even being able to space now. That is terrible and it should be chanced.


    What I personally do if I were the President and thought that I could actually pull it off. First off, I would reject almost every that just about every one is suggesting that we do with NASA and start from scratch, because, that not what we want. Most people are thinking on doing it on the cheap and with technology that we already have. Let me give you an example of what wrong with this kind of thinking. Let go back to when there weren’t Rail Roads in the United State. It would be cheaper to ship it by wagon or by ships than it would be build a Rail Road for that one item that you want to ship. So most individual merchant and shop keeper won’t build a Rail Road, because, they can’t retrieve there investment, so they don’t do it. But, now the US Government steps in and by an act of Congress, they create 50 to 60 Rail Roads and now everybody want to use the Rail Roads to get products to market and it also cheaper to ship by Rail Road too. The US Economy takes off.


    There are several Reason for going into space and if you don’t accomplish it, then there no reason going into space and they are:


    1. Expand the economy. The mission to the moon with the Apollo program we had to develop new technologies to get there. The Apollo Mission returned 14 cents for ever cent invested in it. Using current technologies would have a negative return to the US Economy. Most people are looking at the dollar amount to use old technologies which would be cheaper in dollar amount, but, it less efficient when it comes to the increased production in the labor force if we develop new technologies. Although the dollar amount is bigger, labor to produce the same amount decreases or you could produce several times stuff than you could do with the old technologies. Remember my Rail Road example. Using a Rail Road we can move a whole more stuff and faster too. A space program where we aren’t developing new technologies is actually a drag on our economy and doesn’t return one of the benefits that we were looking for and one of the main reason for going into space in the first place. We want a space program that just outside our capabilities to do, but, not too far that we can’t develop the technologies to do it.

    2. We want to explore and expand Moon, Mars and beyond, because, that basically who are and it part of human. We are part of creation and we are also creative process of this universe to make it better when we are acting in a human way and not in the way the the British way of acting Beastrial. Not only are we expanding the human presence on the Moon and Mars, we are also establishing biosphere and tending it too. Which if we are acting in human way, it what we are suppose to be doing.

    3. We also get access to more resources, advance human race and if we do it right, we are actually a benefit to the solar system and we are actually a missing part and actually make the solar system more complete.

    4, It excites and invigorates population and the children will choose to become engineers, scientist, astronauts, Doctors, etc.


    Now back to what I would do in space. Most people look from what we have today and try to figure out what they can do in the future. I actually reverse the process, I look at the future and look back at today to get the future that planing to create. To create the future that I am looking at. There are four or five things that have to happen or the future that I am looking at can’t happen in space. I am thinking about how I would make the United States a space faring nation and I assume that the rest of the world going to be coming with us.


    My space program would overlap and be a continuation of my economic policies down and would be both a recipient and contributing to the US economy that it would be hard to which is fueling what. So I would will put them both down at the same time. We have already decided that we don’t want to go back yesterday technologies. So we will start with what we are going to be doing down here and then talk about the space program venture. Many of the government programs down here will affect space program that we are going to be putting together.


    US government programs down here:


    1. NAWAPA, we are going re-engineer the entire of the western United State and we are going to overhaul the eastern part of the United States. Some of the technologies that we use for NAWAPA will be technologies in space too.

    2. To do the NAWAPA project, we want to overhaul the current US Rail System so we can update the current rail system and get into the area that we need to get into so we can build the NAWAPA. Not only are we going to be building levitated down here, we also intend to build levitated on the moon and Mars too.

    3. We also don’t wont to go back to those Blast Furnaces with the smoke stack. We going go with Plasma Steel, it a much cleaner process for making steel and we can recover steel that we couldn’t before using this process. We can also use this in space too on the moon and on Mars.

    4. To build all this stuff, we are going to have to re-industrialize the United States also creating more jobs, along with jobs that are going to be created by the new NASA programs.

    5. All this stuff take power. Like twice to three times we are currently generating. So we figure that we need to generate between four to six time the amount power that we are currently generating. So we have another major government project to develop fusion power as soon as we can. We have a crash development here. This is also going to be used in space, on the moon and on mars too. We are also going to be wanting to mine the Helium 3 for the power plants on Earth too.

    6. We are going to be using those fusion power for more than just generating or using it for plasma steel. We are going to be using it to desalt water and process wast like in dumps, plastic, paper and such things like. Which will also be used on the moon or mars if they also have a fusion plant.


    When is come to the space program itself, I would concentrate on three primary areas and leave the other to private contractors to do the other things.


    1. Charter building a city on the moon of maybe 10,000 population and do in a 20 to 30 year time frame. The city requirements are:

    A. It will need two to three fusion plants so that it can power it needs.

    B. It needs to produce it own water, so it will probably be at the south pole.

    C. It needs to be able to grow it own food.

    D. It mining colonies to supply Helium 3 and mine other things too.

    F. It got to have it own transportation system. So it needs a levitated rail system.

    G. It got to have it own Plasma steel and skunk works or manufacturing.

    H. Yes, we want it to have ship in it too. So that means that we need to have to build three to six mile rail system so we can throw our ship off the moon and into space where we want to have it once we have completed it on the moon.

    I. We may even try to generate an electromagnetic field on our lunar base to shield from radiation and such.


    2. Charter building a City on Mars of between 100,000 to 1,000,000 population and do it in a 60 to 80 year time frame.

    A. Everything that was listed for the moon, but, on a much larger scale.

    B. The ship to get to Mars were built on the moon in the ship that was built about 10 years ago. The lunar ship was authorized to build between 200 to 600 ship that are fusion powered. Most of these ship would off loaded to the private sector as mining ship, cargo vessel, passenger liner and NASA might retain 10 to 15 for exploring purposes.


    3. NASA finance for developing new technologies that need to be produced to have a viable and functioning program. Things like scram jet so we can have space ship that operate more like an air plane so we can get the cost down to a respectable level so we can get into space easily. What kind of technology do we have to develop so we can have a one shuttle. What kind of mining and manufacturing equipment do we have build for the moon and mars cities and such.


    I have been looking at Space X, Blue Orion, Serra Nevada Dream Chaser, etc. and a few other. If they can get into space and get to the moon and if they can do it cheaper than NASA can. I would probably just off load it to them. With four or five or more contractor out. Is a useless waste of billions of dollars. When is comes to spending billions of dollars to develop new that never been done before, I am OK, with it, but, old technology, NO. But, even considering that, there is a limit as to how cheap Space X or Blue Orion or Serra Nevada can make something. At some point, NASA is going to have to step in and develop new technologies to get it any cheaper. Every level of technologies has a limit that you can go to and no further without going to the next level of technologies. That the primary reason why I have a problem with people who want to use chemical rocket to Mars. Being able to get Mars is right at the edge of not being able to get to Mars at all. We send people to Mars using Chemical Rocket and we will be constantly at the raged edge of not being able to make it. It would be virtually impossible to industrialize Mars if we are using Chemical Rockets, because, it doesn’t have the load caring capacity that we need to do the job. To put together a viable Mars colony, it needs to be a fairly self sustaining system that can produce almost everything that it needs by itself without any help and if you can’t, then you don’t have a viable Mars Colony. To have a viable Mars Colony, you need to have a population of a sufficient size and you have a high enough level of technology to support it. In the Mars community, I ran into some one that was pushing the Idea that you could use solar power on the planet Mars to support a fairly large Mars Colony and refused to see reason. He wasn’t the only one that I argued with on that site. If you can’t put together viable Mars colony, then what every your trying to do is a lost cause. Mars is just far enough away that Chemical rocket aren’t a good choice for getting to Mars, but, not far enough away, that people will give up the idea of using chemical rocket.
  • James Wyrick
    signed via 2019-07-27 02:59:18 -0400
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  • Randy Styer
    signed via 2019-07-27 01:51:01 -0400
    Randy Styer
  • Dee Ashley
    signed via 2019-07-27 01:45:13 -0400
  • Maria Carmody
    signed via 2019-07-27 00:55:01 -0400
  • Alice Wolf
    signed via 2019-07-26 23:46:22 -0400
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  • Carlos Brobjerg
    signed via 2019-07-26 23:31:38 -0400
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  • Richard Burden
    @RichardBurden3 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-26 22:58:51 -0400
    Sign LaRouchePAC's petition to support Trump's 2024 Moon landing as the first step to an international lunar industrialization and Mars colonization program. https://action.larouchepac.com/moon_mars?recruiter_id=47724
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    signed via 2019-07-26 22:30:54 -0400
  • Michael Dzagikian
    @Eusebius64 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-26 22:19:21 -0400
    Sign LaRouchePAC's petition to support Trump's 2024 Moon landing as the first step to an international lunar industrialization and Mars colonization program. https://action.larouchepac.com/moon_mars?recruiter_id=260148
  • Meline Dzagikian
    signed via 2019-07-26 22:18:29 -0400
  • Cressie Patterson
    signed via 2019-07-26 22:15:51 -0400
  • Michael Dzagikian
    signed via 2019-07-26 22:14:37 -0400
  • Tom Allred
    signed 2019-07-26 21:49:53 -0400
  • Mike Patterson
    signed via 2019-07-26 21:41:27 -0400
    This is long overdue, Mr. President. Why did we stop our lunar missions in the first place?
  • Clive Ettia
    signed via 2019-07-26 21:18:32 -0400
  • Maria Channon
    @Maria45799605 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-26 20:44:24 -0400
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  • Maria Channon
    signed 2019-07-26 20:44:11 -0400
  • Joel Dejean
    signed 2019-07-26 19:35:13 -0400
  • Art Judd
    signed via 2019-07-26 19:34:34 -0400
    I believe that a recent discovery was made of a celestial body somewhere in our solar system which is thought to have mineral wealth valued at least in the range of many quintillions of dollars. And some people still think space travel would be a waste of resources???

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