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Given the recent "no-fly-zone" restrictions put into place, I'd be reluctant to see the US and China playing well together in regard to a cooperative space effort, but maybe those two facets of each country's government are totally separate. I hope we go back to the Moon, though! The U.S. could use something POSITIVE to get behind, as a whole, imho.edit on 23-12-2013 by parad0x122 because: typos
The Chinese are planning to mine the moon next decade. This is what it's all really about.
The first government to successfully carry tons of H3 from the moon back to earth will become the dominant economy within a matter of years.
We need to beat them to it.
I'm all for sending Congress to the Moon. When they come up with a plan to erase the national debt, they can come back.
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The people in Nasa were different people to those there now. Is Nasa even capable of doing this now? Sending a remote control rover to mars is one thing but sending men to moon and back safely. If I had the choice of being on a 1970 Apollo rocket to the moon or the one the New Nasa will come up with I would rather go with the 1970 model cause I know it works.