If you truly believe what you wrote in this piece, you lack many qualities I thought you had based on previous articles. Why the moon? Because the human race thrives and develops through exploration, regardless of the dangers. If Queen Isabella had believed as you do she would not have financed Columbus’ voyages. After all, the vast majority of humanity at that time believed the world was flat, and that sailing west until whenever would result in the ship falling off the edge of the world.
I could go on for 1,000’s of words, but I’ll leave it at this: That which stops growing begins to die. Human beings have to grow, and that means continuing to explore the boundaries of what is possible; including what lies beyond our singular, small and lonely world.