Well, what do you think? And why hasn't been done again in almost 40 years?

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And that A-hole deserved the punch. I love Buzz!

99% of the time I abhor violence and say it's not the answer.


This falls under the other 1%. ;)

Yes we did land on the moon and we haven't been back because no one with a space program is making that a priority mainly for financial reasons. Moon landing deniers are no different than any other conspiracy theorist.... wackos.
From what we currently know of the moon it has plenty of value to offer. The biggest thing travel to the moon offers is practice/a testing ground for technology that would allow us to gather resources from and explore space to gain more knowledge. We could build our first off world outpost on the moon and fully explore the resources the moon has to offer us and ways to efficiently and effectively get them back to Earth... we can also use it as a jumping off point for mining asteroids or even for a trip to Mars. If we ever want to get off this rock we call home and see if space travel is something our species can achieve we have to start somewhere not sit around twiddling our thumbs and making up excuses for why it isn't worth it.

So where do you stand? It has or it hasn't any value? :)


I found some interesting numbers. I don't know how accurate they really are, so correct me if I'm wrong.


To date, $815 billion dollars has been allocated for the war in Iraq since 2003.


To date, $445.1 billion dollars has been allocated for the war in Afghanistan since 2001.




The financial cost of the war has been more than £4.55 billion ($9 billion) to the UK, and over $845 billion to the U.S., with the total cost to the U.S. economy estimated at $3 trillion. (Source)


Those are a lot of money.


Becca and Daniel already pointed out why should we keep focusing on space exploration and space travelling. But instead we keep killing each other.

The moon isn't a hurdle to jump then move on. Bad analogy in my opinion. The 'been there done that attitude' of many people is what has contributed to our lack of continued visits to the moon. We still have tons to learn about the moon and to learn from the moon.
I think you replied to the wrong person.
We know that men have landed on the moon because the French have brought cheese back from space.
Oh brother.....  Every nation on Earth with the technology to do so was tracking that thing ALL THE WAY to the moon AND BACK.  Jeez... *facepalm*

Of course we did!

If nothing else, the Lunar Retroreflector arrays are clear proof of that. These are used on a daily basis by dozens of observatories around the world.

Are they all in on the conspiracy too?

About your second question - what would be the point? The first time they landed, Americans needed to show that they were more advanced then the Soviets, especially after the Sputnik and Gagarin. After that, there really wasn't anything that a man could do on the moon that a robot couldn't do better, and it would also cost less to get a robot there, and you didn't have to worry about a robots life so much.


Yes they did. ALL evidence points to that fact. Thousands upon thousands of people contributed to the science behind it, the finance behind it, and the organisation behind it. It happened.


It hasn't been done again because there's nothing else to discover...we know everything there is to know about the moon. A useful mission then, but we've come a long way now. Especially in this financial time, how can an administration justify the enormous costs to go to the moon, just for the sake of it?


There are bigger issues to talk about really. This is obvious really.


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