why hasn't NASA been back to the Moon? (if the moon landing was genuine)?
I mean surely it makes sense to go back there and even build a space station there. why not? it cant be that much money
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
There were six manned moon landings between 1969 and 1972. At that point we gave them up because manned moon landings were just obscenely expensive compared to non-manned landings.
Eventually, after losing two space shuttles, we decided that sending humans into space was a huge unneeded expense because the purpose could be served just as well but more cheaply by robots. So far the purpose has mostly been to put satellites in orbit. That was a big deal 50 years ago, but not such a big deal now.
We've had presidents and presidential candidates try to gin up interest by proposing sending people into space once again. GW Bush wanted to go to Mars. Newt Gingrich wanted to establish a permanent colony on the moon (and eventually it would grow to a size that it could be made a state!) And now Trump wants a 'Space Force' and also to go to Mars.
These proposals get peoples' attention, but none of these guys have actually gone far enough to make a plan, to figure how it would be done, how long it would take, and especially WHAT IT WOULD COST, etc. They're just things politicians say to get attention.
- hartLv 62 months ago
No Booster Engine anymore
- 2 months ago
because all these stories are child play, and yes you can go to moon or even in hell when you die lol
- Trump 2020Lv 72 months ago
There's really not much more to learn on the moon. It's covered by soft powdery dirt, not much gravity, and there's a spectacular view of earth from there, and that's about it.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
We no longer use the same technology. The Saturn Rocket can not carry that kind of load. It would cost over$100 Billion to return - using the Saturn. NASA does have The Constellation plans. Bigger, stronger, faster rockets. But, so far, it's only in the planing stage. For now, you can go to Disneyland for an outer space experience.
- CactiJoeLv 62 months ago
They have spent their whole budget on unsustainable inflated salaries, expensive cars, and beach front condo's so there's no money left to build the machines to get us to the moon. Typical government agency. They should build a factory on the moon that can build spaceships in very low gravity and launch them from the moon.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Congress won't give NASA the necessary funds.
- Bernie SandersLv 42 months ago
We have the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
- LiliLv 72 months ago
No real reason to go. We got about as much information as we wanted during our moon missions, at least for the time being, and we have ways to obtain more without more costly manned missions.
We may return with the idea of creating a sort of launching pad for planetary missions at some point in the future, but we're not there yet.
There is no reason whatsoever to think that the landings were not genuine. If you're into conspiracy theories, you might want to see a shrink about that.
- AnonymousLv 52 months ago
Because you need to divert attention from scummy republican amorality