Expeditions to the Moon?

Why the USA stopped expeditions to the Moon. Maybe there are too many UFOs on it, what'd u think guys?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Moon trips were Actually a Cold War event to Beat the Russians Technologically. Russians had Launched the First Satelite, and Man into Space, and it was Feared they could launch Missles aimed Anywhere. US had to Beat them at the Next Big Step, the Moon.

    Once Done, it wasn't Needed. It was also thought that if the Russians got there First, they would Claim it as their Own (Like WE wouldn't), and Use it for Conquest(they felt the same of US). International Agreements on the use of Space have dealt with that Issue.

    It's Expensive! Without getting Something out of it, Taxpayers didn't want to Pay for a few Rocks. Corporations will go Back when they can make a Profit out of the Trip.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Following the successful launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite in 1957, the US hurried to catch up, fearing the USSR would dominate space. So the US launched an ambitious program in 1960 of putting astronauts on the Moon. The Russians had a similar ambition, and they successfully sent several robot probes to the lunar surface. In 1969, the US won the race to the Moon.

    The US landed six missions on the Moon, and after that the political will diminished. The program became unpopular with presidents and with Congress, as other programs took priority. Vietnam sapped the US of billions, and the rise of welfare spending grew as well, marginalizing supporters of expanding US presence to the Moon and beyond. Once the US won the race to the Moon, focus shifted on building a space shuttle and a space station in orbit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It became too expensive, as well as politically incorrect (a shame, really) considering that we were just coming out of the Vietnam War, and the amount of money the moon launches were costing for such a small return was seen by a younger voting bloc as wasteful in light of the social ills that required attention at the time, not to mention the expense of the war. Also, once we'd beaten the Soviets to the moon, we kind of ran out of steam. We'd met Kennedy's goal, but there was no plan beyond simply "getting there and back." Without a comprehensive usage plan or colonization plan in place, there was simply no pressing need to go back right away.

    It's time we went back to the moon, now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, no UFOs. Even the Russian orbiters haven't spotted them yet.

    We haven't gone back because there's been no economically justifiable reason for us to spend the money to return to the moon. Scientists have learned all they could from those trips and the packages of scientific instruments we left behind.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think it was expensive, and the American people lost interest in it. A shame, too... we were just getting good at it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Makes as much sense as flying to the arctic and back....no profit in it...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    $$

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