This will be the most exciting of times. My team’s one-week expedition to the lunar South Pole will be no easy feat, and an event to inspire all of humanity. Our crew of six consists of a chemist, mechanical engineer, botanist, geologist, physician, and myself, as commander with a computer programming background. Our crew must have mental and physical endurance, be adaptable, reliable in difficult conditions, and determined to do whatever is necessary for success. From the Orion spacecraft ride to the docking on the “Gateway”, we must navigate hurdles, focusing on the necessities of food, water, gas, oxygen, and sheltering against the harsh environment. Materials in the moon’s frozen craters would provide us with water, metals, and other useful materials such as Helium-3. Our chemist, botanist, and geologist will grow plant protein using purified lunar water. Using biometric sensors, our physician will ensure we remain in peak physical condition. Hydrogen fuel cells will store power and provide our crew with rocket fuel which can extend the stays of future explorers. When traveling, we will use solar and MMRTG-powered lunar terrain rovers thanks to NASA’s CLPS initiative. We would use Sandia Laboratories CR5 CO2 machine to free oxygen molecules from carbon. Important is extracting water, cleansing CO2, recycling oxygen, and creating stations for further exploration. Cognizant of the future, we’ll set up a moon base with machines that automatically generate resources including oxygen and water. We’ll set up “Moon Cams” around all sites so Earthlings can log into cameras and experience the excitement of what’s happening on the moon. A successful moon base is a critical step in expanding into the solar system, and our mission will ensure that the people of today on Earth can always look forward to a bright tomorrow in the stars.