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From the Ted Talk by Jessy Kate Schingler: Civilization on the Moon -- and what it means for life on Earth

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Right now, there's a lot hipnanpeg with the Moon. China has announced plans for an ibhenaitd stouh Pole station by the 2030s, and the unetid States has an oiiffacl road map seeking an increasing number of people living and working in space. This will strat with NASA's Artemis program, an international prrgoam to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon this decade. boalniireils and the private sector are getting involved in unprecedented ways. There are over a hundred launch companies around the world and roughly a dozen private lunar transportation companies readying rootbic missions to the lunar surface. We have reusable rockets for the first time in hmaun history. This will enable the dnlpoevemet of infrastructure and uztiaiotlin of resources. While estimates vary, scientists think there could be up to a billion metric tons of water ice on the Moon. That's greater than the size of Lake Erie, and enough water to support perhaps hundreds of tuhdonass of people living and wnikrog on the Moon. So although official plans are always evolving, there's real reason to think that we could see people starting to live and work on the Moon in the next decade.

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Right now, there's a lot _________ with the Moon. China has announced plans for an _________ _____ Pole station by the 2030s, and the ______ States has an ________ road map seeking an increasing number of people living and working in space. This will _____ with NASA's Artemis program, an international _______ to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon this decade. ____________ and the private sector are getting involved in unprecedented ways. There are over a hundred launch companies around the world and roughly a dozen private lunar transportation companies readying _______ missions to the lunar surface. We have reusable rockets for the first time in _____ history. This will enable the ___________ of infrastructure and ___________ of resources. While estimates vary, scientists think there could be up to a billion metric tons of water ice on the Moon. That's greater than the size of Lake Erie, and enough water to support perhaps hundreds of _________ of people living and _______ on the Moon. So although official plans are always evolving, there's real reason to think that we could see people starting to live and work on the Moon in the next decade.

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Original Text

Right now, there's a lot happening with the Moon. China has announced plans for an inhabited South Pole station by the 2030s, and the United States has an official road map seeking an increasing number of people living and working in space. This will start with NASA's Artemis program, an international program to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon this decade. Billionaires and the private sector are getting involved in unprecedented ways. There are over a hundred launch companies around the world and roughly a dozen private lunar transportation companies readying robotic missions to the lunar surface. We have reusable rockets for the first time in human history. This will enable the development of infrastructure and utilization of resources. While estimates vary, scientists think there could be up to a billion metric tons of water ice on the Moon. That's greater than the size of Lake Erie, and enough water to support perhaps hundreds of thousands of people living and working on the Moon. So although official plans are always evolving, there's real reason to think that we could see people starting to live and work on the Moon in the next decade.

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