The Sky at Night - Life on the Moon
Recent unmanned Soviet satellites have produced some fascinating photographs of the hitherto unseen 'dark side of the Moon'. In this edition of the monthly series, Patrick Moore discusses the evidence both for and against the possibility of finding life on the Moon, and predicts the likelihood of the first manned flight there in "the foreseeable future".
Patrick Moore's guess as to a possible landing site for a future Moon mission was, as he himself admits, as good as any other. The eventual landing place chosen for the Apollo Moon mission eight years later was in the area known as the Sea of Tranquillity.