posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 08:53 AM
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
Here's the reason we, or anyone else doesn't go back to the moon...
There's nothing there. There's dust and rocks. We have samples of everything that exists on the moon from the previous TWO visits to the moon. Yes,
we went there twice.
We landed on the moon six
times, with manned craft, and returned samples with each mission -- the most important samples being from Apollo 17
when the one and only scientist, Jack Schmitt, a geologist in the Apollo program went (he was originally slated for Apollo 18 but when the Apollo
program was cancelled he was bumped up to Apollo 17 after a huge outcry from the scientific community including staff at NASA):
Apollo 11 - 20 July 1969 UT 20:17:40 (04:17:40 p.m. EDT)
Apollo 12 - 19 November 1969 UT 06:54:35 (01:54:35 a.m. EST)
Apollo 14 - 5 February 1971 UT 09:18:11 (04:18:11 a.m. EST)
Apollo 15 - 30 July 1971 UT 22:16:29 (06:16:29 p.m. EDT) first lunar rover mission
Apollo 16 - 21 April 1972 UT 02:23:35 (20 April 09:23:35 p.m. EST)
Apollo 17 - 11 December 1972 UT 19:54:57 (02:54:57 p.m. EST)
We've also landed (all space programs) over 20 unmanned missions on the moon, including 2 successful sample returns by the Soviets using unmanned
probes (Luna 20 and Luna 24) in the 70s.