Humanity's Long Road To Colonizing The Moon

    We've only been seriously trying for almost 400 years. We'll figure it out eventually.

    1600s: The British Empire Tries to Take to the Stars

    1835: The Great Moon Hoax Revitalizes Desire to Colonize the Moon

    1890s: Father of Astronautics Declares Humanity Must Visit the Stars

    1954: Arthur C. Clarke Proposes the First Practical Lunar Base Design

    1959: U.S. Launches a Study to Build a Military Base on the Moon

    1969: NASA Goes from Military Inclinations to Scientific Pursuits

    1985: Scientific Study Meets Private Industry

    2013: Building Lunar Bases Out of Moon Dust