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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    It was pointless to go there without advances in technology and it cost a lot, not to mention the risks on the lives of the astronauts.

    They couldn't establish a base there, they could just walk around for a few minutes and plant flags, which was ultimately pointless. Robots were much cheaper and provided more scientific knowledge.
    Putting flags on things before other people is never pointless.

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    Didnt you see the new transformers movie ? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    Actually, NASA recently stated that they saw something similar to lava flows on the other side of the moon. They used to think the moon was just a solid chunk of rock. Now? "We have no idea what's really going on inside of the moon."

    The next moon rover aims to figure that one out.
    Got a link to this? Sounds super interesting :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    I'd like to know. Ive been thinking about it ever since i saw the previews for the upcoming movie Appolo 18.
    It's a rock, floating in space, with nothing on it. Why would anyone want to go there after the first or second time?
    Got our samples, no need to go back.

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    There's no real reason to send people there, all the research they need can be done remotely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanyali View Post
    Got a link to this? Sounds super interesting :O
    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-25/u...zuber?_s=PM:US

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    There is nothing important to do on the moon for a person, that can't be done by a remote controlled drone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krios View Post
    There is nothing important to do on the moon for a person, that can't be done by a remote controlled drone.
    The technology does not yet exist for a drone to make profound and thought provoking speeches.
    Check and mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    The technology does not yet exist for a drone to make profound and thought provoking speeches.
    Check and mate.
    Someone makes it on earth and has the drone play it on the moon!

    SWITCHAROO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanyali View Post
    Someone makes it on earth and has the drone play it on the moon!

    SWITCHAROO!
    Well damn.

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    Lack of funding and it's very dangerous as so much can go wrong. The main reason the Space Shuttle has retired is because of how dangerous it is and the fatalities it caused. Is it really worth all those unwanted deaths just to say we can do it?

    I'd rather the funding be spent else where for now, unless it would be beneficial to the human race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    The technology does not yet exist for a drone to make profound and thought provoking speeches.
    Check and mate.
    indeed, we need to send humans so we can speak with the nazi/robot/aliens on the far side of the moon =)
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    Why did the united states never go back to the moon?
    Because, like so many other ambitious projects in our country....lack of focus.

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    Put on yer tin foil hats folks its them outer space aliens I hear is up there and they told us we'd better not be coming back or they'd have our asses!
    On a serious note, It's almost pointless to go back however, I believe there will be trips to the moon in the future that will cost about 100k$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulthor View Post
    On a serious note, It's almost pointless to go back however, I believe there will be trips to the moon in the future that will cost about 100k$
    I agree. Space travel will develop exponentially once private industry takes interest. You know what would be 1000x faster though? If Obama told the military that the Andromeda system had WMDs. We'd be living in Star Trek within the decade.
    Actually, knowing America it'd be more like WH40k...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    Putting flags on things before other people is never pointless.
    Yea but they already put the flag there, why would they want to plant another?
    Remember remember the fifth of November
    Gunpowder, treason and plot.
    I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
    Should ever be forgot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    I agree. Space travel will develop exponentially once private industry takes interest. You know what would be 1000x faster though? If Obama told the military that the Andromeda system had WMDs. We'd be living in Star Trek within the decade.
    Actually, knowing America it'd be more like WH40k...
    I think it will be more like Republican Space Rangers the tv show from GTA4

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    I'm waiting for us to colonize the moon and make underground warrens to hydroponically grow wheat to supply the ever growing population of earth, and turning it into a penal colony before the Lunies decide to throw off the yoke of earth and revolt (/Robert Heinlein).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyedirishman View Post
    Seriously though, it's probably due to the immense cost of those sorts of missions. It's much cheaper to send drones. Otherwise you have to worry about hiring, training, life support, return flights, etc. Drones can just be stuck up there and left to survey and die.

    Poor drones...
    We require more overlords!

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    Just watch Apollo 18 when it comes out next week .

    You will know EVERYTHING.

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