Truth Behind NASA Not Returning to the Moon

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For years the American people have wanted to know the truth behind NASA not returning to the moon, a historical event that galvanized the nation’s people, captivating their very hearts and souls with childlike wonder and imagination. Why is it that a world leading nation, presumably less-developed in the 1960’s, can ban together and land a man on the moon in just nine years, then nearly 45 years later, have yet to mimic the task? Skeptics have gone so far as conjuring conspiracy theories regarding extra-terrestrials fortifying bases on the dark side of the moon, while NASA scientists have given us a more pragmatic conclusion.

There was a system of evolving factors that played into the 1960’s space race, trailblazing America to a viable path to landing the first man on the moon. The first reality of the 1960’s was the visionary Wernher von Braun, a german engineer who escaped Germany during WWII and is largely exalted as the nucleus to the apollo program. In today’s NASA program it is harder for scientists to take great leaps in technological advances, a product of the United States not having an adversary in the race to space exploration. The years following WWII leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the United States was participating in a Cold War with Russia. The 1960’s was a space race that tested the engineering wherewithal of two evolving nations. America today does not have this kind of intensity with anyone, nor does the US  have a innovative visionary like Braun. Furthermore, the United States had a surplus of money for the space program, a reality not present in today’s NASA programs. The success of the Apollo programs curtailed the reality of how costly these missions really are, speaking to the pragmatic truth behind why NASA has not been returning to the Moon.

The space race today is a global competition that has driven the price of going to the moon in dramatic fashion. Not only has the toll increased financially, but the man-power needed for operation today demands long hours and stressful working conditions. In the 1960’s the average age of a NASA employee working on the Apollo missions was 28 years of age, with over 400,000 workers combing their efforts for Apollo 11 alone. It was reported that space-suit seamstresses worked 100 hours a week for nine years. A NASA operation to land on the Moon today would cost the U.S. over $200 billion dollars, a feat NASA is not prepared for.

NASA has plans to send people to the martian planet Mars, an even greater task then sending another landing mission to the Moon. The truth behind NASA not returning to the Moon, is not hostile alien bases or government conspiracy, but lack of funding and the fiscal realities surrounding landing another person on the moon. The truth is, landing rovers on these terrestrial surfaces is significantly more cost effective, not having to feed robots, or worrying about their radiation exposure levels. The 18 month journey required to reach Mars poses lethal radiation exposures to NASA astronauts, scientists are galvanizing their efforts to fixing this problem; not landing another man on the moon.

Editorial By Zane Foley

Sources:

Time

Sciamer

21 Responses to "Truth Behind NASA Not Returning to the Moon"

  1. Nick   June 1, 2017 at 5:42 am

    We have seen how complex is the rocket launch. It requires very complex infrastructure which is serviced by many people on the ground in order to launch the spaceship. With very limited technology and the knowledge of 60th -70th how did they send the astronauts from the Moon back to the Earth? Even if the gravity of the Moon is much lower, how the astronauts got back?

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  2. Amar Bhattacharya   March 21, 2016 at 1:44 am

    A very scientific, rational and thought provoking explanation. Today, governments have to weigh the cost factors of beneficial projects even on earth itself. Democracies are answerable to the people and the tax payer. No govt can afford to spend billions on a heavenly body today. The tax payer would instead prefer a heaven on earth itself. Good explanation. Keep it up.

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  3. sirmunchies   May 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    man has not or will never be on the moon

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  4. Stephen Douglas Nadaud II   April 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

    “NASA has plans to send people to the martian planet Mars, an even greater task then sending another landing mission to the Moon. The truth behind NASA not returning to the Moon, is not hostile alien bases or government conspiracy, but lack of funding and the fiscal realities surrounding landing another person on the moon.”

    I find it odd that this article states that landing on Mars is even harder than landing on the Moon, and yet we are in the early stages of planning for civilians living on the Red Planet. Why there, and not the Moon? And if landing there is an “even greater task,” than another Moon mission, we certainly don’t have the money for it, as a “lack of funding” is apparently preventing another lunar landing.

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  5. Buzz Lightyear   March 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    What a load of bull, supose you believe in santa clause too Uncle Sam!. ..No money-my Arse,.the.Ameriacan Goverment only has money for Wars.
    They never landed on the Moon because when you travel beyond Van Halens Belt, the Astronauts would have had serious radiation poisoning venturing so far , plus technology then was very poorunlike today..

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  6. JDG   February 17, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    What’s next to the moon?

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  7. Christopher Stryker   December 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

    If the government was so worried about cost effectivenss then why is the national debt as high as it is? if they were truly worried about money, they wouldnt spend it fruitlessly and recklessly. They dont care how much something costs, they are hiding something, or they are afraid of what is up there. I am calling out President Obama, Tell us what is going on!!!!!! not only does Ebola simply just DISSAPEAR!!!!!! But we have not set foot on the moon in many years, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?????

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  8. thermidor   November 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Time will tell the true story

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  9. Willy szy   October 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Moon landing fantasy ?Who can buy the story today knowing bit thruth.It is still impossible.Very complex story.Cosmic radiation is only one fraction of complicity.

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  10. Rodney Foster   October 1, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Sana, please learn how to spell correctly.

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  11. SANA ISOBEL PHILIP   August 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Financial funding ? Cmon u cn do bettr thn that. Wht country r we talking about here ? America or some underdeveloped village ? Seriously…. Need a bettr excuse

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  12. Daniel Dunham   July 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Financial issues? Please! Speak the truth man.

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  13. dorian   July 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Financial funding? It’s been 45 years not 5 or 10. It’s not that hard to save up 200 billion dollars in the span of 45 years.

    Listen to all the past workers of NASA. They’re saying the moon is swarming with aliens. What about the Apollo 15 and 16 preparations to no avail?

    Something fishy is going on.

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  14. Teal   April 15, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Does one person have knowledge of embrios on the moon

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  15. Jim in California, USA   February 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    @Zane Foley: “…nor does the US have a innovative visionary like (von) Braun.”

    Allow me to introduce you to Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Robert Bigelow, Mark Sirangelo and dozens of other innovators who are making their mark in the burgeoning NewSpace industry that is starting to come online.

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  16. Jim in California, USA   February 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    @Ferdie: “Escaped? Not even close. He worked for Hitler to the last and was caught by the US after Germany surrendered.”

    You need to re-read your history Ferdie. As the last remnants of Nazi Germany were crumbling to the U.S./Allied and Soviet forces approaching from the West and East respectively, Dr. von Braun and his German rocket team decided to seek out and surrender to the U.S./Allies instead of the Soviet forces.

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  17. barij   February 10, 2014 at 2:03 am

    lol the temperature in the outer space is increasing in a tremendous amount so new space crafts have to be designed

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  18. Jon Stapleman   February 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

    There are some mistakes but all in all good article.
    America is stymied without a cause.

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  19. Robert Marshall (@Sentry616)   February 9, 2014 at 3:25 am

    “an even greater task then sending another landing mission to the Moon”

    Learn the difference between “then” and “than”

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  20. Ferdie   February 9, 2014 at 2:57 am

    “…Wernher von Braun, a german engineer who escaped Germany during WWII…”

    Escaped? Not even close. He worked for Hitler to the last and was caught by the US after Germany surrendered.

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  21. Shane   February 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    “The Martian planet Mars” ….. did you really write that? Is there another planet which could be called “Martian”?

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