posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 07:35 PM
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
My point being is what happened to Nasa's childhood dreams. Did they grow to become boring Adults?
As well as the reasons that others have mentioned, another big one is that it all turned out to be much much more difficult than everyone expected.
Its like the early days picked the low hanging fruit of getting into space, but after that, the rest of it was unexpectedly hard.
Even today, we still dont have the technology to have a fully self sustaining spacestation. Even today, the ISS needs regular supplies from the
surface. 100 percent of all food is from the surface. And the air, that doesnt work either.
has a telling quote...
In 2011, ... "For the past several months, the station crew has been using oxygen brought up aboard visiting Progress supply ships, a European
cargo craft and the Russian Elektron oxygen generator while awaiting delivery of the OGA repair equipment.
So to have a colony on the moon? We arent anywhere near ready just to have the astronauts survive, let alone the difficulties of actually building
So really, we havnt actually come that far. Not a huge amount of progress has actually been made.
Certainly not enough leaps and bounds to get anywhere near those old dreams.