posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:21 PM
Originally posted by toocoolnc
So politics is the reason why man has not travelled further than 400 miles into space since 1969? Absurd..
What are you talking about!? Absurd??
Our political leaders are voted into office, They are not going to go pissing off the people who voted them into office by spending $150 billion on a
trip back to the moon! What would be the point of going back? What exactly on the moon is worth spending $150 BILLION to go take a look at? How
exactly would the POTUS (for instance) justify to the American public why he's spending $150 billion on a moon shot rather than 50,000 other things
that deserve the investment more. The US is massively in debt, high unemployment, poor economy and is currently at war!. How long do you think a
president (or other political leader) would remain in office after he'd pissed away $150 billion on a pointless moon mission?! In the 1960's (and
earlier) we were in a rocket technological race with the only other serious superpower on earth - the Russians. At the time it was a worthwhile
political endevour to do a moon mission ie. widely supported by the American public as also at the same time the US was consumed with an irrational
fear of 'the baby eating commies!!! - insert dramatic music here'.
As well as looking up at least some scientific data before you post maybe you should at least glance at some of the widely published political
reasoning behind the moon missions.
hmm, reading through that I might have to move this post to the 'Rant' forum.
edit on 6/4/12 by Anon77 because: (no reason