What is the purpose for NASA in returning to the moon?
- PaulaLv 76 months ago
We must go back to the moon.
Because the last person that went there forgot to close the gate.
- MarkLv 76 months ago
-The moon has no atmosphere and as such it makes astronomy much easier.
-The gravity well is MUCH smaller for the moon than Earth, and so it makes a good launching point for other places.
-This isn't for NASA, but for the human race. You know that saying about "don't put all the eggs in one basket"? Well, right now, ALL of humanity is in one place: Earth. What if something catastrophic, natural or man-made, happened? All humanity could perish. By spreading up and out, we assure human life will survive even if Earth goes dead.
- TomLv 76 months ago
The moon is a great place to harvest Helium 3---as fuel for practical fusion reactors and also a great platform for taking off on interplanetary missions
- nineteenthlyLv 76 months ago
Mining and the high ground.
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- 6 months ago
Going to the Moon will help prepare Astronauts for the future trip to Mars and future space travel. Hopefully, they will travel out of the Solar System and eventually out of the Milky Way Galaxy someday.
- Ronald 7Lv 76 months ago
As a springboard for MarsSource(s): I changed my name by Deed Poll.... it was Walter Wallcarpenton !!
- MisanthropeLv 46 months ago
to build a base before china gets there and claims all the best real estate, which includes all the mineral resources and water ice present on the land. legally nobody owns the moon, but possession is nine-tenths of the law. and possession requires living, breathing humans to maintain a presence on the land. the land and resources belong to whoever lives on it and defends it from squatters, thieves and intruders (which is the purpose of the new space force).
- daniel gLv 76 months ago
What for? There is little we can learn sending man back to the moon.
We are learning more from orbital probes and the only missions on the drawing board MIGHT be an orbital flight of Orion.
Time to move on to bigger and better things.
China is talking man on moon, we are targeting Mars.
- StarryskyLv 76 months ago
To find out if the Apollo landings were faked.
- Anonymous6 months ago
In addition to gathering information about a possible outpost on the moon it also lets NASA test some of the equipment they will use for the Mars mission.