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Originally posted by GrassyKnoll
Originally posted by pot8er
Surely its just a case of wanting to protect the landing sites of the places where man has landed / interacted with the moon. Like a sort of a museum, but the real thing for all to see, now and for the future ? Imagine if you could fast forward 1000 years and take a look back at the sheer *snip* of what man of that day acheived with such sh*t equiptement. Ha ha, imagine it. I'd love it. Archaic machines, from 1000 years ago, still in the place that they landed. With all the footprints and vehicles dotted about too.
That's my take on it anyways. I'm always open to other reasons though, anythings possible.
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It would be nice if I could see the equipment of the Apollo astronauts today never mind 1000 years from now.
All I have from NASA are blurry grey blobs allegedly depicting lunar modules and suspicious looking lines allegedly depicting astronaut footpaths and lunar rovers.edit on 7-9-2011 by GrassyKnoll because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Enlightenme1111
Let's get those private space vehicles up and running. If I were a wealthy conspiracy theorist (do they even exist?), I would offer a large reward for scanning the moon and bringing back proof of alien life or ruins. You can't tell Pandora not to open the box.
No legal binding
According to Science, by the end of this month NASA is expected to come up with a set of “recommendations” for spacecraft and astronauts visiting the “U.S. government property on the moon.” Of course, these recommendations will not be legally binding as the 1967 Outer Space Treaty makes it clear that the lunar surface has no owner.