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

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Mythbusters does a nice job getting to the bottom of this. http://bit.ly/XDUWQ
Lol, great minds think alike and all that. I was just about to search Google for a link to the episode when I got a notification of your post. Thanks for saving me the search! :)
I had just watched this vid a couple of days ago! How timely.
LOL
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.

Source.

 

 

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.

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