Gary R. hess
garyr_h on Why is the US focusing on mars instead of the moon? -
"I think more people would be excited about the Moon, honestly. I mean, the average person. People see the moon as something near, something we can easily spot in the sky (although Mars is easily seen, most people don't know where to look), and somewhere that we will likely have a base in the near future. When people first thought of Mars, they thought of aliens. Now that there aren't green people there, I think the average person lost interest and would rather us focus on the Moon and set up a base as soon as possible." - Gary R. hess