I'm interested in Space travel and exploration, but i'm also a Sci-Fi fan so maybe this idea is too basic.
We have no MANNED space craft, why don't we send lots of Honda ASIMO's (or similar automated devices) up there programmed to keep it maintained and operating?
One of my other ideas was, why couldn't we start to use the ISS or similar, as a Space-Dock, like in StarTrek, where they research, design and build space-craft that cannot be built on Earth...
(I did say i was a Sci-Fi fan :o) )
Serious question, what would it take to put an object in space in a parallel lunar orbit and maintain it in that position?