posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by diamondsmith
We have the means to get there, but not the tech to sustain life (namely ours). And correct for our bodies to function properly we need some sort of
gravity....this has not been replicated effectivly yet...again tech wise it makes no sense to try unless we can come up with the tech needed to
sustain life in space.
Then there's money.....and if your not up to current events......we apparently dont have any to spend on it as space is again apparently not a
priority. Also just to comment, it would be ridiculous to speculate we never went to the moon, when we sent people up for high orbits anyway. Why go
through all the trouble if the goal wasn't for something greater? I dunno...like the moon?
I'm sure we've solved some of these tech issues we had back in the day, just not enough to be able to carry forth with the plan of actually doing
it. That and there is quite a bit in testing right now through private labs and NASA funded projects via universities.
It's like hanging out at the top of a erupting volcano....sure you can hang for a few minutes, but staying up there for any prolonged amount of time
while its going off is not going to be very healthy. And until we figure out a way around the cosmic radiation issue, gravity, propulsion, navigation,
etc etc.....its not worth trying to go back to the moon or anywhere else for info we can get from probes and such where man missions is involved.
Does that help? BTW that lil cell phone you carry around is tech the military had 10 years ago thanks to DARPA. Just imagine what they can do now that
we have no idea about......it boggles the mind.......