Did man really go to the moon?
Um, Mars is farther away than the moon. The outer planets are even farther.
Thank you Dagney for bringing some current accomplishments to the discussion!
I know man has gone to the moon.
I've drunk Tang.
The only price worth paying for allowing that abomination to exist is that it was developed for the astronauts who went to the moon.
Can someone elaborate?
The shuttle program was a step in a different direction entirely. Even if we wanted to resurrect the Saturn V, Command module, Lunar module and all the various accoutrements and support systems. (As opposed to a complete redesign) we would not want to reuse the primitive 60's era technology and tooling.
So yes, he's right in a sense. It's not that we wouldn't know how to go back. It's that even with modern technology and manufacturing techniques, there would be a lot of preliminary work before it would even be a possibility.
I've researched the subject and couldn't give a monkeys. I won't be here in 100 years time. In millions more the bleedin' sun will explode and destroy the earth and Moon. It's all bloody meaningless.
Wiser words could not be said. I had a death in the family this week (91 years old), and I couldn't help thinking this exact same thought. From a personal perspective this is truly all meaningless. The only meaningful thing in life, is simply to live as much as you an while you are around.
l also agree to many people get their knickers in a knot over trivial mundane BS.
If you find the discussion without meaning perhaps youd be happier not visiting the thread?
lt's interesting to note that a modern smart phone has more computer power than all of nasa back in 1969.
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