Of the Space pioneers, Elon Musk has always seemed the most whack-a-doodle and a mighty idiot to boot but luckily we don't have to rely on his drug addled brain to propel us forward because we have Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Speaking at the Mars Tech Conference, he explained that Humanity's very survival relies on colonising space, and he is starting with the moon.
His lunar-lander vehicle, Blue Moon, is designed to deliver a variety of payloads to the moon with the ultimate goal of helping humans establish a presence there as a launch pad for further space exploration.
He is correct as Mars is too big a step too soon and our near neighbour would be ideal for perfecting space exploration and colonisation before even beginning to look further afield.
A trip to Mars is six months out, the moon is 3 days and for all out technology, the human body is unable to handle the lack of gravity as we see from those returning from the International Space Station who are greeted by Gravity and a hospital worth of medical services.
Bezos is the man to be following in this, the moon HAS to be out first port of call.