Does anyone know when the new missions to the moon are beginning?
Does anyone think that we will see the first permanent residents on the moon within our lifetimes (I know that is a little vague because there are people of many different ages on this site, but that does not matter) ?
Heres a question Why go back to the moon? We've have already been there, there will be nothing gained at this point in history. we don't have the technology to make regaler round trips to the moon. At this point in history theres no reason to go back to the moon. A better use for the money would be to launch a replacement for Hubble and developing a cheaper more efficient way f getting intro orbit.
true, but I think the idea is to find out what we would be able to do on the moon in the future. It is also supposed to be used for training for later missions to Mars. The thing is there is a lot we need to find out about the moon to see if it is worth more visits or permanent settling. The thing is also that this is probably not the only thing NASA plans on doing in the future. There will probably be more major missions than just the ones to the moon.
a trip to the moon in these days would not be so usefull, they gatered like 150 pounds of rocks for study, no more rocks needed, they showed the soviets that they rule (im not american but i dont like comunism) but the moon could have a lot of uses, like puting a giant antenna or something like that, it could do a lot of tings.