posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 03:46 PM
reply to post by laslidealist
Ok, sorry if someone said this inbetween this post and mine, but I couldn't read anymore.
What you said is exactly what happened. After the first few moon landings it became "routine" (as if a trip to the moon could ever really be
routine!). The public lost almost all interest in the Apollo program. We beat the Russians, and that was that. They even canceled a live space
interview w/ some Apollo astronauts, because nobody wanted to watch it.
One the public lost interest, the politicians lost interest. Once the politicians lost interest, the funding ran dry. No funding= no more moon trips.
Nowadays, no enough of the public would support such a program to justify the spending. I wish it wasn't the case, but it is. I would, you probably
would, but many many wouldn't because they have their heads shoved so far were the sun don't shine they don't give a darn about the glory that WAS
the space program, or the many new technologies that spurred from it.