Is It Time To Return To The Moon?

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    Humans haven’t set foot on the Moon — or any other world outside of our own, for that matter — since Cernan and Schmitt departed the lunar surface on December 14, 1972. That will make 40 years on that date this coming December. And despite dreams of moon bases and lunar colonies, there hasn’t even been a controlled landing there since the Soviet Luna 24 sample return mission in 1976 (not including impacted probes.) So in light of the challenges and costs of such an endeavor, is there any real value in a return to the Moon?

    Even though some research on the lunar surface may be able to be performed by robotic missions, [these scientists] believe that “addressing them satisfactorily will require an end to the 40-year hiatus of lunar surface exploration.”



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    Obama can't even manage a bake sale. You want him to head-up NASA?
     
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    no McDonald's there
     
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    I did like reaading about the Air Forces unmanned re-entry vehicle that just alit to terra firma
     
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    That would make us exceptional... and we're not allowed to be an exceptional nation anymore. Obama has decreed it.
     
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    Hell no-----Giant waste of money.
     
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    right on. I was short on time and had to leave. No time to image google.
    Wonder what they did u thar?
     
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    No. The only feasible way for space travel is through a global effort and the sharing of the financial load. The USA cannot afford to mount a moon expedition and for what purpose. Is it right to let our own citizens starve and be denied basic necessities so the we can have a moon colony with dubious benefits. Space is a harsh environment, not made for human life, and to endure that environment takes a great deal effort, time and resources.
     
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    Please read the link! It will help you with understanding what the topic is really all about.
     

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