Do you consider yourself a pioneer? An explorer perhaps? Would you “go boldly where no one has gone before” – well, almost no one. And would you stay? With everything from the financial incentives of mining to contingency planning for problems here on Earth to creating a jumping off point to get to Mars, settling on the moon seems to be no longer a matter of “What IF”, but rather “When will we?”

As “Space Race 2.0” heats up not between governments as much as billionaires like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the expectation of many is that we will not only return to the moon in the not too distant future, but we will stay there.

Alexandra Hall, the former Senior Director of Google’s Lunar X-Prize blasts off with Teddy and Richard and shares everything she’s learned about the possibilities, the challenges and the timelines for returning to the moon…and lets us know whether she’d take a one way ticket to settle on the moon.


Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.

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Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson
Voice of What If: Peter Schmiedchen
Executive producer: Steve Hulford
Supervising producer: Richard Garner
Producers: Ira Haberman and Stephen Henrik
Technical producers: Adam Karch
Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
Research: Jay Moon
Trailer: Evan Yue
Artwork: Alex Griffith
Production: Underknown

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