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Serious question. Why haven't we returned to the moon?

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 05:26 AM
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I beleave that the Aliens that are on the moon do not want any more activity that might bring attention than they want So basically stay Away. And I feel Myself thats what it is.




posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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You still have to launch all of your equipment off of earth. From a parking orbit, you'll have to launch it to earth escape velocity. To land such mass on the moon you will need a powered landing, you'll also need fuel to achieve lunar orbit (slowing down almost 500%) or you will just be slingshotted into deep space. I showed the figures it took to land 36,000 pounds on the moon. Great, 7 million pounds to get a backhoe on the moon. That's one trip.

What heavy lift launching technology used today that is radically different from 50 years ago?



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 06:27 AM
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We should, at the very least, have a few rovers on the moon equipped with HD cameras that send live footage back to earth - broadcast on a 24/7 Lunar Cable Television network. I would watch rovers on the moon over any of the crap on television today.

How many ATS'ers would watch streaming video from lunar rovers as they traverse the dark side of the moon? My guess is all of them. Millions around the world would watch. You could have fast rovers, slow rovers, rovers that dig, rovers that can fly around close to the surface (drones), rovers that can land at the bottom of dark craters and come back out.

The public would eat this up. Offset the costs through advertisers.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 06:46 AM
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To put a few facts in print.

If I recall correctly Nasa used 6% of the total US budget during the Moon program. We cannot afford anything like that now days.

We don't need water from the Moon. Desal is far cheaper.

Helium 3 Is not really used on Earth except for experiments. Visionaries feel it can be used in conjunction with nukes for better/cheaper power plants. But that's a far cry from "needing" it now or in the future.

Anything the Moon has is cheaper to mine on Earth. Right now Earth is the Walmart of the solar system.

Once the Chinese plant their own flag up there, they too will find there is no real future there. You walk around and drill a few holes. You kick up some dust and pocket a few rocks. Beyond that the technology doesn't exist to create a self sustaining colony. There is just no real reason to stay beyond a few weeks in one place.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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I can see it know...... Dark side of the moon Rover Racing.

I would definitely subscribe to that channel.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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We should, at the very least, have a few rovers on the moon equipped with HD cameras that send live footage back to earth - broadcast on a 24/7 Lunar Cable Television network. I would watch rovers on the moon over any of the crap on television today.


the moon is close, but there would still be a significant delay. this is why the operators for the Mars rovers are highly trained at what they do, because you are moving something that is so far away, it takes a few minutes for the light (signal, radiowave) to return to earth so any control you have isn't in real time.

Now, think of the cost of those rovers. Now think of the delay involved with the controls. And you want to open that up to the public? We'd have a moon covered in destroyed rovers.

As well, we'd need to add more satellites and communications infrastructure to allow this to happen at all.

But I agree, I'd love to see some "real time" footage, even with a delay, in HD, of the moon, or anything happing out past our atmosphere.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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i'm going to agree with many other posters...i don't believe for one second that we went to the moon. if we had...we should go back now that we have all this fancy equipment to do tests.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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Beyond that the technology doesn't exist to create a self sustaining colony. There is just no real reason to stay beyond a few weeks in one place.


Exactly. Humans can't survive indefinitely in Zero or Low gravity. Our body processes developed over time with gravity as a factor, and they slowly start to break down without it.

The moon is what, 1/16th of the earth's gravity? Without some artificial gravity device, it wouldn't be safe to keep them there for long periods, probably longer than the ISS of course, but not forever, maybe year stretches for safety?

And it would cost trillions



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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I highly doubt its because of money, look at the USA do they look like a country that cuts its spending?



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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Not much delay to and from the moon surface about 1.25 sec each way.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by amongus



Well as for the IDIOTS that still think they didn't go there is plenty of evidence to say they did!


As there is evidence to prove they didn't.

As for your "idiots" quote, you ARE aware you are on a conspiracy website. . .right? Look in the mirror. I'm sure some of your beliefs could be considered idiotic. . . yet I dare say nobody has called you an idiot.





Sorry but there is NO evidence to prove they didn't it's wacko theories you know like why no stars in moon pics ,the van Allen belts although he even said himself men could travel through them etc etc.
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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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Going to the moon repeatedly just to collect a few rocks and return is pretty pointless.
Anything more substantial would require at least a semi-permanent base.
The political/military ramifications of a base on the moon would pretty much guarantee chaos here on Earth.
That probably has something to do with it.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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But now to answer your question, "Serious question. Why haven't we returned to the moon?" I will try to summarize this as briefly as possible:

NIXON.




You just made my morning. Have a star.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 08:27 AM
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Because the critters living on the dark side didn't want us there.
Because the NWO didn't like America being 'the' name in the space game.
We can't be going to the moon and beyond at the same time that TPTB
are trying to drag America down and bankrupt us.

Combine those .... that's why ... IMHO



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:00 AM
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Inflation and lack of interest

Inflation has made the cost of everything, except electronics, 10 higher than it was in the 1960s.

By the time of the last moon shot, it was getting kind of same old same old.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by amongus
My question is, if we faked the moon landings, why didn't we fake a manned landing on mars as well?

If we wanted to prove our superiority, we surely would have "landed" on mars too. We couldn't fake anything in today's world, but I would like to think we could have done a faked landing on mars in the 1980's.



If the moon landings were faked there would need to be alot of distraction and missdirection of attention. That is easier when everyone is busy and stessed. During a three day moon shot everyone involed is paying attention to one specific thing for the duration of the mission.

There would be alot of time to think and relfect during a Mars mission.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Serious answer: What makes you think we haven't?
You believe what TPTB tell you via the MSM?

Learn about the mysterious triangles* seen for over the last twenty years, and if you can doubt what you are told by TPTB via the MSM, then you perhaps can come to a logical conclusion of what is being done right before your eyes.

*The triangles do not use air or rockets for lift and power. Therefore, they can operate with ease near Earth, in orbit and probably to the Moon if not to Mars and beyond. (Yeah. I know, almost unbelievable, but give it a try.)



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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There are spiders up there that turn you into a zombie.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by little1
i'm going to agree with many other posters...i don't believe for one second that we went to the moon. if we had...we should go back now that we have all this fancy equipment to do tests.


You don't need fancy equipment to determine there's nothing of value on the moon. The fact that we haven't returned is strong evidence that we DID go to the moon. We went, we ran tests, we found nothing of value, and therefore we have no reason to go back. Simple as that.

I am amazed that so many people stubbornly refuse to believe we went to the moon when the evidence is so overwhelming. There has never had one single whistleblower who stepped forward to state that it was a hoax despite it being an enormous program involving tens of thousands of people, it was the most highly publicized and watched event ever and any mistake had it been a ruse would have been caught right away yet there was none, the Russians wanted desperately for us to fail yet they acknowledged the success and congratulated us, for crying out loud we've even sent satellites to the moon in recent years that have photographed the Apollo landing sights on the surface of the moon right down to the astronaut's footprints, what more do you want? Carrying off a hoax of that magnitude would have been infinitely more difficult than sending a spaceship to the moon.



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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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Apart from the Moon being the next great vacation getaway, there really isn't anything there for us. Our tech needs to evolve more before we can get any benefit from going there.

I wonder if I could buy the rights to the first Lunar Best Western... Or maybe a Days Inn... Either way, the lunar hotel MUST have a waterslide....



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