Originally posted by CaptainBeno
Why have they or anyone else not gone "back" to the moon? At all, ever? Not even a little bit. Wouldn't you be interested in other parts of the moon?
I most certainly am interested in other parts of the Moon. I'd love nothing more than to see a return to the Moon. Preferably a permanent one at that. But for the last 30 years, NASA hasn't had a spacecraft that they could return to the Moon in. They have the knowledge and technology to return to the Moon, NASA just lacked the money to design and build a new spacecraft to get us there while still operating the Shuttle. Only within the last few years have they been getting that money and they're now building the Orion MPCV. Once built, it will be able to travel to the Moon as well as to any NEO's.
It's extremely ignorant to even suggest for one moment that "all the moon is the same" or "seen it done it". Who ever would say such a thing has a an extremely closed mind wouldn't you say?
I agree. It is really ignorant to make those kinds of claims, but sadly some people use that as a reason not to return and some of those people happen to people who have some political power.
If we (humans) had done it, every country with a desire to explore would have done it or would be still doing it, the moon is a awesome place to visit (i hope).
How would all these other Countries go to the Moon? Where would they get the money? Simply having a desire to go to the Moon isn't enough. China has a desire to go to the Moon and they have the money, but they are taking their time and slowly working towards it. The current plan has a manned landing some time in the mid 2020's.
Originally posted by UB2120
Ok, if I am misunderstanding please explain how an Astronaut's shadow can get longer/shorter in length when only walking a few feet?
Looking at the photo examples, the shadow is going down a slop away from the view of the camera, thus it appears to be short and cut off. The surface of the Moon is not flat at all, it's very undulated.
(I know this is getting off topic a bit, sorry DJW)