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    I have read somewhere that recently they go or are going to go to the moon again... we got in the 60 to the moon and than we sleep for next 50 60 years before we can go again to the moon? im not from complot theorys but this makes me think


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    Iíd love to see humanís land on the Moon in my life time, as had my parents seen it before I was born.

    Iím sure there is much research and exploration that can still be done on the Moon that humans can do better than robots. However, I guess thereís an element of risk sending humans to the Moon. Itís also very costly and going back to the Moon lacks the same political motivation that was driven by the Cold War back in the 60's. NASA has a limited budget to consider. Iíd rather that budget spent sending a probe to Jupiterís moon Europa, that could melt/tunnel into the moons ice, checking for signs of life beneath.

    I think for me, discovering alien microbes on another planet would be more exciting than landing a man on the Moon, or Mars for that matter.


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    in 60 years time... I would say that the costs... have lowered GREATLY and that the safenis is also improved giganticly so... so what the are we doing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    I’d love to see human’s land on the Moon in my life time, as had my parents seen it before I was born.

    I’m sure there is much research and exploration that can still be done on the Moon that humans can do better than robots. However, I guess there’s an element of risk sending humans to the Moon. It’s also very costly and going back to the Moon lacks the same political motivation that was driven by the Cold War back in the 60's. NASA has a limited budget to consider. I’d rather that budget spent sending a probe to Jupiter’s moon Europa, that could melt/tunnel into the moons ice, checking for signs of life beneath.

    I think for me, discovering alien microbes on another planet would be more exciting than landing a man on the Moon, or Mars for that matter.
    by the way I don't think it would have not even 5 % greatness now as back than in 60
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    Agreed. I think if the first ever Apollo landing was to occur this year instead of late 60’s, then NASA would have to ensure the most momentous event in the history of mankind’s landing schedule doesn’t conflict with the likes of X-Factor or Strictly Come Dancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
    in 60 years time... I would say that the costs... have lowered GREATLY and that the safenis is also improved giganticly so... so what the are we doing...
    It's a matter of priorities. After the first few missions to Moon, public interest waned, and since the main objective had been attained (beating the USSR to the Moon), congress no longer felt the cost was worth it, and NASA's budget was cut. (The final three planned Apollo missions were also canceled). NASA already had the Shuttle program on the horizon, so it shifted its resources to that.

    It's not that we couldn't have returned to the Moon if we wanted to, it's just that we had no compelling reason to do so.

    You also have to remember that the Apollo project was, in essence, a publicity stunt. It's main purpose was to demonstrate to the world that we could put a man on the Moon and bring him back. It was never designed to be part of a continued presence on the Moon. A program designed for a sustained presence on the Moon would have to be created. It's up to those that hold the purse strings to decide that there is something to be gained by it.
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    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever than why not shoting almost whole nasa down except satelites... and do reaserch on earthy things
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever than why not shoting almost whole nasa down except satelites... and do reaserch on earthy things
    How did you arrive at those conclusions from what Janus wrote? There is an immense amount to be explored on the moon, however:
    1) There are other worthy research and exploration goals.
    2) There are limited finances available for such exploration.
    3) A substantial body of informed opinion believes that robotic exploration is preferable to manned exploration.
    4) Political decisions, influenced by public perceptions, play a role in selecting targets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever . . .
    Not sure if you are aware of this but we ARE exploring Mars and discovering things almost daily,
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
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    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever . . .
    Not sure if you are aware of this but we ARE exploring Mars and discovering things almost daily,
    What exactly are we exploring on Mars? If I remember, correctly, it is supposed to be uninhabital because of the heat, but now I read this and it seems that I am incorrect...Is Mars Hot or Cold? - Space News - redOrbit

    Is there any plans to actually land a space shuttle or other space vehicle on Mars? Could we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
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    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever . . .
    Not sure if you are aware of this but we ARE exploring Mars and discovering things almost daily,
    What exactly are we exploring on Mars? If I remember, correctly, it is supposed to be uninhabital because of the heat, but now I read this and it seems that I am incorrect...Is Mars Hot or Cold? - Space News - redOrbit

    Is there any plans to actually land a space shuttle or other space vehicle on Mars? Could we?
    Nice summary for you here; Manned mission to Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In short, yes.
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    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever . . .
    Not sure if you are aware of this but we ARE exploring Mars and discovering things almost daily,
    What exactly are we exploring on Mars? If I remember, correctly, it is supposed to be uninhabital because of the heat, but now I read this and it seems that I am incorrect...Is Mars Hot or Cold? - Space News - redOrbit

    Is there any plans to actually land a space shuttle or other space vehicle on Mars? Could we?
    Nice summary for you here; Manned mission to Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In short, yes.
    Thanks....sending this to my astronaut friend....*chuckle* now somewhere out in space if one believes in the hereafter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever than why not shoting almost whole nasa down except satelites... and do reaserch on earthy things
    I never said that there wasn't any reason to to go back to the Moon. But convincing those who set NASA's budget is another thing. While some in Congress might support such a program, there are others who would consider it a waste of money and feel that NASA wastes too much money now that could be spent on "earthy things", as you put it. And for some, the only good reason for spending the money would be if it was politically to their advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
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    so there is totally nothing to be explored on the moon? or the mars or what ever . . .
    Not sure if you are aware of this but we ARE exploring Mars and discovering things almost daily,
    im aware... I just find it interesting we going further far away away to explore things while just we don't see the trash in our own nose...
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