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Old 07-12-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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[quote=dozerbear;48817670<>Besides, who else besides the United States and the Russians have had a viable space program for the past 50 years?[/QUOTE]
These guys:
ESA
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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No. You obviously don't.
So what is your logic? Let's say the Chinese landed on the moon. Why would you believe their claim if you don't believe it now?
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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I have a hard time believing they did that in 1969 as well considering its almost 2018 and I still can't even use my cell phone on an airplane even though the computing power in a common smartphone would have taken up a whole room 50 years ago.
They don't allow you to use a cell phone on a airplane because of concerns it will interfere with the airplanes electronics. It's highly unlikely it could but there is slim possibility.

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Old 07-13-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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You'd think somebody would have already done this sometime in the past 50 years!
It's a very expensive endeavor to put people onto the moon, other than the prestige what is reason?
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Actually I see there are plans to return and make a longer term presence ....
The only valid reason to return to the moon that I'm aware of is for helium-3, this is a potential source for fusion reactors and is found in abundance there. Even then it's unlikely to be manned.

For every pound the astronaut and the life support system weighs that is one less pound of payload that can be used to do work.
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's a very expensive endeavor to put people onto the moon, other than the prestige what is reason?
Same reason oft quoted as the reason to climb Everest....because it is there.
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Same reason oft quoted as the reason to climb Everest....because it is there.
The US already satisfied that "reason" - six times. It's time we use a trip to the moon as a stepping stone to reaching farther into space and solving the problems that such an endeavor will entail.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:39 AM
 
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Same reason oft quoted as the reason to climb Everest....because it is there.
I realize that and that is why we will spend enormous amounts of money to send someone to Mars. There has been a lot of arguments made that if NASA had put the money towards other projects instead of Apollo we would be much further ahead in space exploration.

The same thing applies to Mars. You can send a lot robots to many places, you can build many telescopes, you can do a lot of things...
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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The main reason we went to the moon as quickly as we did was the desire to win the space race against the former Soviet Union. Geographically, it is the closest object to practice sending spacecrafts and people to. So even without the space race, the moon logically would be where humanity takes the first baby step into exploring another world. And with each trip we made to the moon, we learned more and built better instruments that would help us reach further out into space.

The moon is a very special the place -- an unsung hero in the history of life on earth. While most people know how important the sun is, few are aware of the life-sustaining gift the moon is to earth.

https://astronomynow.com/2016/04/01/...agnetic-field/

Not Just A Useless Rock — How The Moon Protects Our Earth And Helps Scientists Explore Space

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Old 07-15-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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The main reason we went to the moon as quickly as we did was the desire to win the space race against the former Soviet Union. Geographically, it was the closest object to practice sending spacecrafts and people to. So even without the space race, the moon logically would be where humanity takes the first baby step into exploring another world. And with each trip we made to the moon, we learned more and built better instruments that would help us reach further out into space.

The moon is a very special the place -- an unsung hero in the history of life on earth. While most people know how important the sun is, few are aware of the life-sustaining gift the moon is to earth.

https://astronomynow.com/2016/04/01/...agnetic-field/

Not Just A Useless Rock How The Moon Protects Our Earth And Helps Scientists Explore Space
Fascinating info - thank you for posting.
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