Should be moon colonies and reg travel between earth and moon by now

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    That was the premise of 1968s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    And in fact there US landed on the moon in 1969 andhad several follow-ups - thelast being in Dec 1972.

    But there have been no space flights or colonies on the moon.
    WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    We lose our way...Seriously,

    We could of done nearly everything imagined in the 1960's for this time by now. Lack of vision and will power to push forward.

    Instead, we played world police man and thrown money into bombing other nations.

    Seriously, we became a people that cared more about drugs and screwing everything in sight over the explorers that built this nation. Too put it mildly...

    What we should of done is
    -Built a space ferry that can cheaply go back and forth from the moon.
    -Found a cave and capped it.
    -Let private mining corporations have exist to the moon.
     
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    what a fraud - nothing has been done to colonize the moon

    dare I say it - suggests the reality of any of the moon landings...................
     
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    What happened is smarter people than you realize that due to the lower gravity, people colonizing the moon would have their muscles atrophy and after enough time would not be able to return to Earth. Since you are basing your understanding of the moon on Sci-Fi, I would recommend the great Sci-Fi classic "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A Heinlein.
     
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    Why would people want to live on the moon?
     
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    The low gravity of the moon is the perfect place to raise 9' basketball players. Ship them back to earth, get them acclimated, and put them up against the Heat.
     
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    I'm with uscitizen. Hy bother?
     
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    There's nothing there worth going to the effort of a base.
     
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    Why should we build on the moon?? Maybe because we can! It's perfectly healthy for our species to want to explore and expand...Why fight the urge?

    1# Mining-We can mine the moon 2# Build Ships to go to the Asteroids to mine TENS trillions of dollars worth of material. 3# advance our scientific understanding, 4# to get our eggs out of one basket. Well, remember we're threatened by asteroids that could wipe us out. Quite a few events throughout history have wiped out 50-95 percent of all species on this planet.

    Seriously, we get into these pointless wars that make us spend trillions of dollars, while having our borders open(fucking lol)...Well, building on the moon, mars, asteroids and getting back to spreading outwards to me at least is far less pointless. Humanity has been doing this for 2 million years. It is natural and far better than blowing each others heads off!

    How about pulling our troops out of the middle east? Saddam learned first hand what it's like to have nearly a million man military, but having inferior technology. Went the US of A to keep that edge? Well, you push the limits and build it. Tucking tail like China did 500 years ago is likely the stupidest thing we can do.

    -2# You can't build large enough ships to make it worth it from the surface of the earth. You could do it from orbit, but the moon with a base would be able to hold the personal needed to pull it off.
     
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    Space 1999 happened. Moon base Alpha had a bit of an accident and sent the moon off into space.
     

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