http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40345048 Steven Hawking has thrown in with the likes of Jackie Gleason, John F. Kennedy, and LazyTown to suggest that an international effort to send astronauts back to the Moon, perhaps this time to colonize it, would be the best way to "rekindle the excitement of the early days of space exploration in the '60s". "Whenever we make a great new leap, such as the Moon landings, we bring people and nations together, usher in new discoveries, and new technologies" End of Hawking quotes. I have a humble suggestion on the subject of sending astronuts back to the Moon. This time, let's plan from the very beginning to make certain those conspiracy theorists who claim that we never actually went to the Moon can be universally treated to the degree of incredulity and disgust they so richly deserve. How exactly could we go about doing something like that? Why should this idea actually be harder to perform on than going to the Moon? Is this important to anyone else, or just me and the late Neil Armstrong? What else would anyone else like done differently this time? How about installing a next generation robotic near Earth asteroid observatory near the poles close to the dark side (which isn't always dark)? Retractable or rotating shades could allow it switch directions and operate anytime. How much light pollution does the Moon currently have? Does anyone else have issues with Trump saying "Let's go to Mars"? Why is that idea so much less appealing, other than the distinctly unpleasant prospect of dying there because the project runs out of money and support early, I mean?