why has it been 47 years since we have landed on the moon?
- atomic fireballLv 610 months agoFavorite Answer
We were the first. After we did that , no need to repeat. Ego satisfied, mission accomplished. Some homeless guy with a shopping cart full of rags, the entirety of his earthly possessions, got to watch this other worldly event take place on a black and white TV in the window of Woolworth’s that day, before a cop gave him a dirty look and he limped away to his cardboard box on the sidewalk, his earthly home, while guys in high tech spacesuits hit golf balls on the moon. “One small step for a man” covers a multitude of sins for an entire country. Our modern version of the ‘bread and circuses’ approach that kept the Roman emperors safe from the masses. In our case, the masses are kept distracted with baseball games and spectacular moon landings; the Romans let the masses into the Coliseum free of charge to enjoy the spectacles there, bloody and otherwise. Same goal; same result.
- Jeffrey KLv 610 months ago
Congress won't give NASA the money to go to the moon again. Its all about money.
- Ronald 7Lv 710 months ago
There hasn't been much point
There is nowhere to grow Weed
- 10 months ago
How do yo know we haven't. Just because the GOV says we haven't.. '
How about what if we actually have a secret base there and some of the shuttle missions which they just say were classified were missions to the moon.
Are you sure there isn't a secret base on the moon and that we do not fly back and forth from Area 51 or Plant 42 there and back and just do not advertise it.
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- nineteenthlyLv 710 months ago
Because that's how many times Earth's been round the sun since then.
- AthenaLv 710 months ago
Lack of national will.
We could do it tomorrow if we wanted or needed to.
- CliveLv 710 months ago
It hasn't. There have been unmanned probes ever since.
If you mean manned missions, there just isn't enough reason for them to justify the enormous cost. Why send people there when you can do just as much science with an unmanned spacecraft at a far lower price? A robot probe doesn't need air to breathe, food, exercise or sleep. So why would you do it unless there was something only real people could do?
Let's face it, the only reason the USA did it was from feeling hurt that the Soviet Union got into space first and it wanted to be first at something. So JFK set the target of going to the Moon. Which it did on time, great stuff, OK mighty America can do it, I'm first in line to say well done, and it was done several times to prove it. Now what?
Why would you build the biggest rocket in the world (which is what it needed) just to do that again? NASA is only doing a more modern version now with the intention of moving on to Mars.
Just out of interest, the Soviet Union never managed it. Their Moon rocket was too unstable and blew up every time they tried to launch it. Once it destroyed the entire launch pad and secretive as they were, even they couldn't stop that being picked up on seismometers as the world's biggest non-nuclear explosion. So the USA would have won the race anyway, but nobody knew that at the time.
- daniel gLv 710 months ago
My how time goes by when you are having fun.
Time to move on to bigger and better things.
- RichardLv 610 months ago
because of the religious fundies forcing us back into the dark ages
- billrussell42Lv 710 months ago
lack of public enthusiasm