Where would you rather set foot: Mars or the moon? | The Tylt
Where would you rather set foot: Mars or the moon?
Only twelve people have set foot on the moon, so if you choose to jet set to Earth's only natural satellite, you will be in elite company. Not only would you be able to bounce around joyfully on the moon's surface (with one-sixth the gravitational pull of Earth), but you also have the chance to leave a permanent mark on this space rock. Among Neil Armstrong's first footprint and 3.8 billion-year-old craters, you could write your own name in moon dust—some kid somewhere, right this moment, is imagining the epic prom-posal they could create by writing it on the moon, I'm sure of it. Nothing says magic quite like that.
Beyond collecting moon rocks to bring back to all of your friends and family (there is no better souvenir), you could also finally reveal to everyone what mysteries lie on the dark side of the moon.
When you're not searching for intelligent lifeforms, you could also help build the first space colony on Mars. Forget writing your name in glorified sand on the moon, if you venture to Mars, your name would be etched in history.