moon base stories

 
Space exploration is at a crossroads. For the last few decades it has largely been about NASA and its shuttle fleet, but quiet players in the field are starting to come forward with some bold plans. Both Russia and Japan, for instance are talking about returning to the lunar surface in major ways.
 
The New York Times has an interesting read about Beth O'Leary, an anthropology professor at New Mexico State University, who along with her students has fought to have humanity's (specifically America's) presence on the moon protected. A "please don't disturb the footprints" sign isn't going to cut it.