There is a lot of real estate and resources in our solar system, the large celestial bodies, the planets and their many moons. I see the people and business community members who do not see this potential as the medieval kings who did not see value or potential in North America. Colonies would also secure the human race from cataclysms on Earth, see Inspired by the Movie 2012 article.
The U.S., NASA, and Obama administration are the first to bomb a large celestial body in the name of science and possibly the of birth human outer space colonization. For a bomb, it's a good beginning.
A space station on the moon, which can be done rather quickly given its close proximity would be the first space station on another large celestial body, another first.
Moon hole might be suitable for colony
More important, the scientists say, the hole is protected from the moon's harsh temperatures and meteorite strikes by a thin sheet of lava. That makes the tube a good candidate for further exploration or possible inhabitation, the article says. -- "Lunar lava tubes are a potentially important location for a future lunar base, whether for local exploration and development, or as an outpost to serve exploration beyond the Moon," writes the team, led by Junichi Haruyama, a senior researcher with the Japanese space agency JAXA.
"The presence of significant quantities of ice on the lunar surface catapults the moon from an interesting waypoint to a critical launching pad for humanity's exploration of the cosmos," said Peter Diamandis, CEO and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which is running a $30 million contest for private moon rovers. "We're entering a new era of lunar exploration — 'Moon 2.0,' in which an international group of companies and governments will use the ice and other unique resources of the moon to help us expand the sphere of human influence, and to help us monitor and protect the Earth."
SOLAR SAILS AND POWER ENGINES
Understanding the Fabric of Space, this ocean, is linked to building the engines that can propel us throughout the galaxy and the Universe. Solar sails involve using the solar winds, the energy from the sun to push a ship to its destination. Power engines would involve pushing on the Fabric of Space.
There is a lot of real estate and resources in our solar system, the large celestial bodies, the planets and their many moons. I see the people and business community members who do not see this potential as the medieval kings who did not see value or potential in North America. Colonies would also secure the human race from cataclysms on Earth.
The Universe and Forces
There are constants in the Universe, the strong force and the weak force. The strong force is linked to magnetism and gravity, the matter we see in the Universe. The weak force is another observation and I believe it is linked to sub-atomic space.
The Fabric of Space
The "Fabric of Space" is made up of these forces, the strong force, and everything is sitting in sub-atomic space, an Ocean.
Galaxies have black holes at the center of them, these "shred" matter into radiation, the "Hawking Radiation". As these move further away in the Universe, the "Ocean", so does the radiation until the galaxies and Universe shred its self apart through distance.
Size and distance is all relative.
This "Ocean" may have several Universes, we just can't see them due to their great distance apart.
In this "Ocean" a large mass or concentration of sub-atomic matter has formed and simply needs to collide with another, the Big Bang, creating a Universe.
Forces Information, Wikipedia
Strong Force; "In particle physics, the strong interaction (also called the strong force, strong nuclear force, or color force) is one of the four fundamental interactions of nature, the others being electromagnetism, the weak interaction and gravitation. At atomic scale, it is about 100 times stronger than electromagnetism, which in turn is orders of magnitude stronger than the weak force interaction and gravitation. -- The strong interaction is observable in two areas: on a larger scale (about 1 to 3 femtometers (fm)), it is the force that binds protons and neutrons (nucleons) together to form the nucleus of an atom. On the smaller scale (less than about 0.8 fm, the radius of a nucleon), it is also the force (carried by gluons) that holds quarks together to form protons, neutrons and other hadron particles. -- In the context of binding protons and neutrons together to form atoms, the strong interaction is called the nuclear force (or residual strong force). In this case, it is the residuum of the strong interaction between the quarks that make up the protons and neutrons. As such, the residual strong interaction obeys a quite different distance-dependent behavior between nucleons, from when it is acting to bind quarks within nucleons. The binding energy related to the residual strong force is used in nuclear power and nuclear weapons.  -- The strong interaction is thought to be mediated by gluons, acting upon quarks, antiquarks, and other gluons. Gluons, in turn, are thought to interact with quarks and gluons because all carry a type of charge called "color charge." Color charge is analogous to electromagnetic charge, but it comes in three types rather than one, and it results in a different type of force, with different rules of behavior. These rules are detailed in the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which is the theory of quark-gluon interactions."
Weak Force; "Weak interaction (often called the weak force or sometimes the weak nuclear force) is one of the four fundamental forces of nature, alongside the strong nuclear force, electromagnetism, and gravity. It is responsible for the radioactive decay of subatomic particles and initiates the process known as hydrogen fusion in stars. Weak interactions affect all known fermions; that is, particles whose spin (a property of all particles) is a half-integer. -- In the Standard Model of particle physics the weak interaction is theorised as being caused by the exchange (i.e., emission or absorption) of W and Z bosons; as such, it is considered to be a non-contact force. The best known effect of this emission is beta decay, a form of radioactivity. The Z and W bosons are much heavier than protons or neutrons and it is the heaviness that accounts for the very short range of the weak interaction. It is termed weak because its typical field strength is several orders of magnitude less than that of both electromagnetism and the strong nuclear force. Most particles will decay by a weak interaction over time. It has one unique property – namely quark flavour changing – that does not occur in any other interaction. In addition, it also breaks parity-symmetry and CP-symmetry. Quark flavour changing allows for quarks to swap their 'flavour', one of six, for another. -- The weak force was originally described, in the 1930s, by Fermi's theory of a contact four-fermion interaction: which is to say, a force with no range (i.e., entirely dependent on physical contact). However, it is now best described as a field, having range, albeit a very short range. In 1968, the electromagnetic force and the weak interaction were unified, when they were shown to be two aspects of a single force, now termed the electro-weak force. The theory of the weak interaction can be called Quantum Flavordynamics (QFD), in analogy with the terms QCD and QED, but in practice the term is rarely used because the weak force is best understood in terms of electro-weak theory (EWT). -- Weak interactions are most noticeable when particles undergo beta decay, and in the production of deuterium and then helium from hydrogen that powers the sun's thermonuclear process. Such decay also makes radiocarbon dating possible, as carbon-14 decays through the weak interaction to nitrogen-14. It can also create radioluminescence, commonly used in tritium illumination, and in the related field of betavoltaics."