Looks like times are right for a manned comeback to the moon..
This time, though, NASA is serious about establishing the
conditions for a permanent outpost.. yes, a moon base. Does this
remind something? Well, the reality is obviously another thing,
but may be equally surprising. This page reports lots of news,
info, curiosities about the new challenge, together with some
reasons why going back to the moon is worth.
By the way, did you know that the russians (USSR at the time)
succesfully launched a moon rover named Lunokhod 1 back in