Okok. No water, air, flora, or fauna on the moon. Quite true. So only one plank to stand on!
I don't want to change how the moon looks. It would be a shame to change that. We're pretty good at earth moving these days. Removing mountains (and thus craters), making deep craters where there were none before. Even short of massive mining, if you have lots of activity and travel, roads and tracks may start becoming visible, either from orbit, effecting a tourist's impression, or from earth, changing the unchanging face of the moon. Isn't disturbing one planet to get to the stuff we need enough? Aieeee, I'm starting to sound like an environmentalist! How did that happen!? I guess I think of the moon as our last pristine wilderness in the area. If we destroy its wilderness quality, it won't return in our lifetime (even our kids or theirs or the third generation.), so care would seem to be in order.
Other major planets, I'm less worried about, since they are active, and movment will cover up at least our tire tracks, and they're less likely tourist attractions to boot. The odds of me getting to the moon in my life are MUCH greater than getting to Mars. Okay, so the odds of either are rather slim, but we can dream...
<small>[ 09-22-2003, 06:29 PM: Message edited by: Benito Of Denver ]</small>
If only I could fly on my own wings.