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Originally posted by thesun
How can nasa justify its large budget buy going to the same place over and over again. do any of you even know how expensive a moon mission is. Unless there is strategic reason like using the moon as launch pad for other manned missions, there really is know point.
People here talk as if the moon is hidden from our view, when its not.
Does any of you own your telescope, why dont you invest in buying a powerful telescope and spend some time to observe the moon. count how many ufos you spot.
why would they want to stay on the moon when they could easily take the earth from man/or at least could have at some point.
There could be financial motives behind some of those books written by ex-nasa officials.
Originally posted by zorgon
Helium3 At oil prices of 40.00 per barrel one ton of HE3 is worth 54 BILLION There are several million metric tonnes just lying around on the surface...
One shuttle can bring down 25 tons... 25 tons will power the ENTIRE USA for ONE YEAR... with a safe clean fuel..
That makes it 2,160 BILLION per trip and if you calculate it at todays price per barrel... increase that 4 times
Originally posted by cheebay
So a shuttle trip costs 2 thousands billions, what should I call it?, 2 trillion or 2 zillion?
Originally posted by zorgon
No that is the value of the cargo of one return trip...
We have not yet brought any back (officially)
We have not yet mass produced the HE3 fusion reactors needed for this...
but MIT is close and so is Sandia Labs
Personally I say we tell the Oil Barons what they can do with their oil...
While Americans are shelling out at the pumps OPEC ROBBER BARONS are gouging us on oil prices
And Saudis pay no Income tax and all drive a Mercedes so don't tell me about who is rich and who is not
Imagine what would happen if the US just switched to our own reserves and cut OPEC off at the pumps for a few years?
The best rebuttal to allegations of a "Moon Hoax," however, is common sense. Evidence that the Apollo program really happened is compelling: A dozen astronauts (laden with cameras) walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972. Nine of them are still alive and can testify to their experience. They didn't return from the Moon empty-handed, either. Just as Columbus carried a few hundred natives back to Spain as evidence of his trip to the New World, Apollo astronauts brought 841 pounds of Moon rock home to Earth.
"We've found particles of fresh glass in Moon rocks that were produced by explosive volcanic activity and by meteorite impacts over 3 billion years ago," added Norman. "The presence of water on Earth rapidly breaks down such volcanic glass in only a few million years. These rocks must have come from the Moon!"
Anyway, ever hear about the Restaurant on the Moon that didn't get much business??? Food was good, but there wasn't enough atmosphere....
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Nonchalant
Nonchalant.....are you reading the same thread I am?? Are you paying attention??
You see, look up, see the title of this thread. The question is WHY NASA has never gone back to the Moon. The implication, I think, is why a MANNED mission has never gone back.