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Originally posted by LordThumbs
my guess is that after the moon, they have been preparing for a trip to mars. even though it would take while...
of course i only say this because i have no idea WHY we havent truely been back, but i have seen the vids about "why we havent gone back to the moon"
Going to the Moon is very, very expensive for just a few rocks.
Originally posted by Nohup
Putting several huge radio telescopes in craters on lunar farside, shielded from most of the radio noise of Earth, would probably allow us to find any alien signals that might be floating around out there.
I don't think this is really practical given the current state of technology. One of the major problems being fuel. The amount of rocket fuel we could generate from natural resources on the Moon currently is neglegable. You would still have to ship the fuel up from Earth, store it on the Moon, and then still use a portion of that fuel to lift off. It's incredibly wasteful.
It would be like investigating the oceans of earth once and then deciding that there isnt any more value to more extensive research.
Why would NASA invest so much money into a space station that orbits the earth when they could have assembled it on the moon
Does anyone know how many unmanned missions we have sent to the moon? Did we send any rovers or any other scientific equipment for research?
Also its seems strange that no other countries have made attempts to go to the moon.