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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by crooky, 15 Jul 2019.
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I'm surprised that they played all the communications from the Apollo 1 astronauts during the capsule fire in episode 3, it was horrific.
I don’t remember any astronauts in it.
Would love to go the moon & plant a City flag.
For NASA the moon landings were the ultimate challenge with the equipment they had at the time and I'm sure they would have wanted to do more trips like you said. For the politicians, this was the time of the Cold War and a great statement to the Soviet Union of the USA's superiority. For the public it was a statement of immense national pride and one they were happy to fund.
I wasn't saying the moon landings were for tv figures, I think it was for a combination of NASA and the politicians wants / needs. The reason I mentioned the tv figures was because this was taken as a huge indicator of how quickly the US public became bored of the projects and showed their objection to funding the landings with their taxes. In turn, I think the politicians cut back on the NASA budgets to keep in the publics 'good books' and so the landings had to stop. I'm with you on the feeling that there was still so much to learn from further trips, nut without the funding what can you do?
Sure I watched an interview with Seth MacFarlane who said Stewie was based on Rex Harrison.
It's incredibly expensive and governments / private companies doubled down on fucking up our own planet before focusing elsewhere. Is it really that hard to grasp the concept of why we have stopped going?
At the time, the Moon had no resources that made it worth the trip. Only science to collect from rocks but we'd already done that. It was incredibly expensive and time consuming in the space program to go to a moon which had nothing to offer us. Why would you spend millions of dollars to go to a desert? Beyond putting a man on it and collecting some material, it became pretty useless to us.
We're talking about going back now because we have the technology to mine it and create structures from the material, and eventually build a space port to make it easier and cheaper to launch rockets on further missions.
Edit: not to mention, the level of investment from governments and private companies nowadays in comparison to back then. Elon Musk was just a whipper snapper.