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It's a wasteland and a dead end.It's about time.
From a practical point of view, it should be easier to install a human habitate on the Moon. If astronauts can survive a few months on the International Space Station, they can do it on the Moon too. Chinese are crazy (read smart) enough to try something and take the lead.
From what I read so far, it will be easier to have a human habitat on the Moon and send astronauts in outer space from the Moon. It won't be easy. The Moon is a huge empty rock right now. Well, maybe this will change in the future. Chinese managed to have a cotton sprout already.It's a wasteland and a dead end.
Researching how to survive on the space station is more important because that is more like interplanetary travel, something we are going to have to do a lot in order to get somewhere interesting.