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What If We Settled on the Moon? - Guest: Alex Hall

March 27, 2020

Do you consider yourself a pioneer? An explorer perhaps? Would you "go boldly where no one has gone before" - well, almost no one. And would you stay? With everything from the financial incentives of mining to contingency planning for problems here on Earth to creating a jumping off point to get to Mars, settling on the moon seems to be no longer a matter of "What IF", but rather "When will we?" As "Space Race 2.0" heats up not between governments as much as billionaires like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the expectation of many is that we will not only return to the moon in the not too distant future, but we will stay there. Alexandra Hall, the former Senior Director of Google's Lunar X-Prize blasts off with Teddy and Richard and shares everything she's learned about the possibilities, the challenges and the timelines for returning to the moon...and lets us know whether she'd take a one way ticket to settle on the moon. Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.   Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.   Join us online: Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson Voice of What If: Peter Schmiedchen Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Ira Haberman and Stephen Henrik Technical producers: Adam Karch and Antosia Fiedur Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh  Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Artwork: Alex Griffith Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

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