Samid had not heard about NASA putting people on the moon, but he did hear about Elon Musk’s plans to put people in Mars.
Samid is interested in the environmental impact perspective: studying global climate change and using space resources to augment what we have on earth.
Going to the moon sounds amazing. He likes the idea of being able to say that he went to the moon. And it will be amazing to see where we can go after the moon.
If we have the technology and resources to develop space then we should.