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Originally posted by geobro
moongate MOONGATE moongate
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Shadow Herder
Why are they then planning a moon landing in the future?
Who is? When?
What is the goal of such a mission? Just to get there and back? What's the point? It's been done.
NASA has announced plans for sending humans back to the Moon, as a first step to Mars.
Two new launch vehicles, using Shuttle rocket technologies. (NASA)
A 2018 lunar mission is proposed, where a crew of four would remain on the Moon for as long as a week. A minimum of two lunar missions a year is planned, with astronauts remaining as long as six months.
Some of the technology had previously been proposed for replacement of the Space Shuttle.
President Barack Obama has cancelled the American project designed to take humans back to the Moon.
The Constellation programme envisaged new rockets and a new crewship called Orion to put astronauts on the lunar surface by 2020.
But in his 2011 budget request issued on Monday, Mr Obama said the project was too costly, "behind schedule, and lacking in innovation".
Your bias is obvious.
You obviously do not know what bias means. If you read the post I state I have no leanings either way.
1. Believes the Official Story of the Moon Landing 100% no questions asked.
7. Don't know because all sides have presented some evidence to back their claims but neither of them yet has produced solid proof to settle the issue beyond all doubt.
Then how do you explain this?
The fact that you cannot even conceive of the possibility that someone might view the historical and scientific records critically and come to the conclusion that they are essentially correct betrays your bias.
It is clear that you feel that people who defend the historicity of the Moon landings are motivated by blind religious belief. 100% faith.
As Bird pointed out, this statement is not at all "objective." The quantity and quality of evidence put forward by all "sides" varies immensely.
The thread was not about extracting opinions and debating them. It was a about reading and taking in others opinions.
They are planning on going back one day in the future maybe by 2018 or beyond. This perplexes me. Why so long?
But its not just NASA who hasn't gone back, no one is really interested in the moon at the moment.
Tentative plans to land a man on the moon have been outlined in a document published by the Chinese government that confirms the nation's intention to become a major spacefaring nation. Officials in China have spoken before of their hopes for a crewed lunar mission, but the government document is the first to state the aim as a formal goal for the nation's space agency.
Details of the plan – which would see a human walk on the moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in December 1972 – were published in a white paper that serves as a roadmap for the next five years of Chinese space exploration.
....its been 40 years and no country or space agency has done anything with the moon.