I suspect the moon mission is in some part a way of self satisfying British
space scientists that we are capable of landing something on a remote body
without it crashing as with Beagle 2. The moon is perhaps a safer and
cheaper option than going to Mars again.
Though would it not be better to spend half a billion on our survival, or
to learn more about where we live, than on a cosmic suicide note?
On 20 Nov 2014 09:04, "Michael" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: