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Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 carrying the astronauts who first walked on the Moon.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-by-tiny-minds

This was a triumph of human endeavour, scientific and technical progress and the desire to explore.

Should we return? Is human exploration of space going well, progressing in a planned and efficient way? Will it bring us benefits? Or is it now environmentally costly and not very useful.

The Apollo programme was largely the result of competition between the US and the Soviet Union. Without the Cold War, should there be more co-operation between all major nations in space research and exploration and is this happening?
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Today is the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first human footprint on the Moon.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-by-tiny-minds

This was a triumph of human endeavour, scientific and technical progress and the desire to explore.

Should we return? Is human exploration of space going well, progressing in a planned and efficient way? Will it bring us benefits? Or is it now environmentally costly and not very useful.

The Apollo programme was largely the result of competition between the US and the Soviet Union. Without the Cold War, should there be more co-operation between all major nations in space research and exploration and is this happening?
Some people believe it was faked.
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https://edition.cnn.com/specials/wor...50-years-later
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Some people believe it was faked.
They are welcome to their delusions and rage.
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Some people believe it was faked.
Some people are stupid.
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Some people believe it was faked.
This post is almost as bad as Godwin's law.
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no ladies have been on the Moon. this is astonishing.
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no ladies have been on the Moon. this is astonishing.
And only white people, mostly from Texas and the US South. One imagines this may change over time.
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Since there has been severe technological improvements from 50 years ago, why haven’t we been back?
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And only white people, mostly from Texas and the US South. One imagines this may change over time.
so no Democrats on the Moon :emo:
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Since there has been severe technological improvements from 50 years ago, why haven’t we been back?
Political commitment and money. Some might say this is a good thing. My opinion is we should focus more on solving problems here on earth before we return to human space exploration.
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so no Democrats on the Moon :emo:
It would be interesting to know! I think NASA told the astronauts to be firmly non-political at all times, to avoid any potential threats to Congressional funding.
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Political commitment and money. Some might say this is a good thing. My opinion is we should focus more on solving problems here on earth before we return to human space exploration.
Then we will never return.Its funny how space exploration always gets singled out for this criticism when there are plenty of other targets.Howabout the many pointless wars the USA gets involved in? The fraction spent on space exploration is tiny compared to the amount spent on wars.You should criticise that first.
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Since there has been severe technological improvements from 50 years ago, why haven’t we been back?
We have.The last moon landing was in 1972.
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Some people are stupid.
Yes, they are
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They are welcome to their delusions and rage.
It is interesting to speak with those people. They seem to have a clear understanding of why it was fake.
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This post is almost as bad as Godwin's law.
Lol
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no ladies have been on the Moon. this is astonishing.
They would just argue about directions. Maybe Chancellor Merkel would be up to the task; last day in office.
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Then we will never return.Its funny how space exploration always gets singled out for this criticism when there are plenty of other targets.Howabout the many pointless wars the USA gets involved in? The fraction spent on space exploration is tiny compared to the amount spent on wars.You should criticise that first.
I hate the vast amounts spent on weapons systems and regularly speak against it, so that doesn't apply to me anyway. I am against *human* exploration of space, nothing wrong with the robotic sort. But if there is to be human exploration, it should be concerted and planned and have long range goals. The current US return to the moon is a pathetic piece of Trump frippery with no real plan other than to replicate Apollo with a few added bells and whistles. Completely pointless.
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