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    Science & Technology - Thread: Back to the moon?

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      Back to the moon?

      There is talk that the US might be returning to the moon. Do you think this will benefit us or is it just a waste of money?
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      I think it would be a waste of money. We are already trillions of dollars in debt with no end in sight

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      I'd like to be clear on the WHY of returning to the moon... but I'm not opposed to such per se.

      I AM opposed to placing humans on Mars and returning them to earth... indeed, bringing anything from Mars to Earth. We can explore our neighbor by instruments and robots and we can evaluate things there rather than bringing them back. There is no reason to spend MUCH, MUCH more money on FAR, FAR less exploration by involving humans (no reason other than pure ego) - endangering both planets in the process. But we know the Moon has no life.... it's close enough to visit with very brief human visits and we know it is lifeless.
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      An HD moon landing would be worth it, revisiting the flag (sun bleached by now) and foot prints from the old landing site would be neat too. It could put the flat earthers and moon landing hoax conspiracy to rest but I doubt it. I just wonder if whatever they saw on the darkside of the moon last time (that said shouldn't be there) is addressed to the public
      As for money, most likely a waste but NASA also invents some amazing things in the process that could benefit mankind.

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      Lol what's the point? What are we gonna get..more rocks..oh boy whoopee..

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      Not sure what another visit to the moon is supposed to accomplish. If there's a specific reason for it then maybe, if it's a vanity project then we'd be better off putting the money towards something more useful. I'm sure there's a tinpot banana regime somewhere in the world that could be bombed, or something.

      The people that believe NASA will believe regardless, the people who don't believe won't believe regardless. Pictures and even video are so easily faked these days, especially if you've got the kind of budget that a national-scale organisation has, it's hard to see how anyone is expected to be convinced of something by a video.
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      One it is a precursor to a mission to Mars and 2 the space race produced all sorts of beneficial things for us that are still in use today. It is not wasted money ever to explore andlearn new things
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Quote Originally Posted by psalms 91 View Post
      One it is a precursor to a mission to Mars and 2 the space race produced all sorts of beneficial things for us that are still in use today. It is not wasted money ever to explore andlearn new things
      Hence the question, what specifically are we hoping to achieve?
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      I believe the ultimate goal is a colony on Mars and to develop space for minerals and whatever else is out there to be mined, used
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Quote Originally Posted by psalms 91 View Post
      I believe the ultimate goal is a colony on Mars and to develop space for minerals and whatever else is out there to be mined, used

      Which, as I noted, would be my reason to oppose a return to the Moon.

      But so far, the WHY seems pretty vague, individual and subjective. So far, it seems mostly egotistical, "It is man's DESTINY ...." Really? Maybe we should focus on doing a MUCH, MUCH better job of caring for this planet and being good residents HERE?
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