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why hasn't NASA been back to the Moon? (if the moon landing was genuine)?

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    There were six manned moon landings between 1969 and 1972.  At that point we gave them up because manned moon landings were just obscenely expensive compared to non-manned landings. 

    Eventually, after losing two space shuttles, we decided that sending humans into space was a huge unneeded expense because the purpose could be served just as well but more cheaply by robots.  So far the purpose has mostly been to put satellites in orbit.  That was a big deal 50 years ago, but not such a big deal now.

    We've had presidents and presidential candidates try to gin up interest by proposing sending people into space once again.  GW Bush wanted to go to Mars.  Newt Gingrich wanted to establish a permanent colony on the moon (and eventually it would grow to a size that it could be made a state!)  And now Trump wants a 'Space Force' and also to go to Mars. 

    These proposals get peoples' attention, but none of these guys have actually gone far enough to make a plan, to figure how it would be done, how long it would take, and especially WHAT IT WOULD COST, etc.  They're just things politicians say to get attention. 

    Mr. Smartypants
    Lv 7 8 months ago 6 3
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