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The contractors shall provide all activities necessary to safely intergrate, accomodate, transport, and operate NASA Payloads using contractor provide assets, including launch vehicles, lunar lander
originally posted by: skunkape23
What have we gotten from Moon missions?
A few rocks and Tang?
There are more pressing issues and more interesting places to explore on this planet.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
Think of it as being a stimulus package similar to FDRs "New Deal" programs --- but for science and technology.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
A lot of tech we use today came out of the moon missions.
originally posted by: randyvs
Will they be using GPS? In case we forgot how to get there?
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
a reply to: skunkape23
Nonsense, the first missions to the Moon taught us a great deal about rockets and forced us to push our tech to the limits, much of that knowledge leaked through into the public sector and we would not be where we are now without those early missions. As for why we should go back, it's very important to constantly push the limits of our ability to explore space so that one day we can leave this planet. And science doesn't always have a clear benefit, some times we just like to research things for the sake of knowledge, and then years later we may find out that seemingly useless science actually has a very useful purpose, I've seen it happen many times. This is about advancement of the human species, getting us to the next level of space exploration, regardless of those who wish to see that never happen.
We don't have alternate histories, just the one.