Ok, we went to the moon back in the late 60's early 70's wow i am that old that seems so long ago.....why have we not been going back is what i
wonder.....We have space stations....part of the moon issue is a mass leaving earth orbit....well we have moved on have we not....why bring the craft
back to earth why not start from space.....I mean would make sense would it not...blast loads of small payloads to a place in orbit then proceed from
there....you get the basic idea.....I mean back in the 60's this was supposed to be leading edge technology...so one would think we should have
advanced so much further by now and going to the moon should almost be routine.
Now is it even possible to go to the moon.....of course it is.....the question should be more of "why are we not going there" IF it was possible back
then well of course it is possible now......So if we go on history based fact then which shows not only was it possible but we should be doing it like
we drive our cars today....heck in 100yrs we have have gone from flight to supersonic to space....so in 50yrs of space travel have we really
accelerated to a degree that coincedes with mere flight.....you be the judges.
Could it also be the old theory we came ,we saw....and were told to F"£$ ££F i don't know....Just a bit weird to believe we went to the moon way
back when....hate saying that makes me feel old since i watched the first moon landings.....and now with our more advanced technology we have no
interest in going back.....With our natural human nature to habour an insatiable need to explore we are not exploring our closet neighbor
I am trying to answer the op in a way where i don't blurt out......"it was all a hoax and a con "...as far as exiting the earths atmosphere i would
say most people are in agreement there....That part can be done.....Getting in and out of the van alan belt with little or no effect on the human
body.....seems to be well documented and seems to work out.....man survivng to get to the moon and back seems do able.....landing the lunar lander
well that is questionable as i remember watching the crashes when the testing of the lander was going on...but unsurmountable at this point in
time....i think not.
I would also agree with another in here that mentioned Russia.....heck one would think theywould be able to send someone to the moon no
problem.....they have been extremely successful in space yet why had they not vetured out further...I mean just because the states well we got
there...would you ever for one second think that would be enough for them....Hell no it would make them more determine would it not.....I know when
David thompson was exploring the thompson river system in Canada....after Simon frazer....do you think he said i give up on exploring the vast nation
of Canada be Frazer was there.....or when columbus discovered America all other would be explorers just went....."oh my no point in going there
something does stink.....but one is not sure it it is the S%*& that stinks or if it could be the BullS£$% that stinks.
Something smeels of conspiracy....we either went there or we didn't ....but one would definately think we have the tech availible to making trips to
the moon common place....and plus i want to go start building on the plot of land i have purchased there before i die.
yours for just a measly £16.75 I mean if they can sell you a plot on the moon then obviously you will be able to get....I would have prefeered to
walk the plot meself but the Realestate agent said he gets airsick.
but to me he was looking a bit green....could be the numerous trips through the Van Alan belts though.
just some info on the Saturn five rocket
Size: 111 m (363 ft)
Payload to orbit: 129,300 kg (285,000 lb)
Payload to Moon: 48,500 kg (107,000 lb)
Manufacturer: Boeing Co. (prime)
1st stage: five F-1 engines
Propellants: RP-1 (kerosene) and liquid oxygen
Total thrust: 33,360,000 newtons (7,500,000 lb)
2nd stage: five J-2 engines
Propellants: liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen
Total thrust: 5,560,000 newtons (1,250,000 lb)
3rd stage: one J-2 engine
Thrust: 1,112,000 newtons (250,000 lb)
you see by the time you get to third stage......your down to just 250,000lbs of thrust
so over coming the obstacles of earth and the fuel to weight ratio you dont need much to get to the moon....
It not only becomes feasible in weight ratio but it cost ratio's also.
still does not make sense why we as humans have not gone back there...forget the American crapola....but thinking about people through out the
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