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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:17 PM

America must return to the moon 'as soon as possible'

Forty-eight years ago, when Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission to the moon, departed the valley of Taurus-Littrow, I never imagined that next crew would come at least 52 years later. As a nation we cannot continue to have such gaps, if we intend to maintain our global leadership in space exploration, expand our commercial sphere of activities away from Earth orbit, and secure the benefits of the moon for future generation.

The future of humanity, the concept of freedom, and the pride and aspirations of Americans have expanded into space. The Apollo experience shows that human exploration of the solar system is one of those ideas that bring peoples together and harnesses the tremendous commercial resources of the United States. There is no acceptable choice for America’s future but to return to the Moon to stay, and to do so as soon as possible.

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yortsed snacilbuper Jul 24 OP
Jeebo Jul 24 #1
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:37 PM

1. We've got all our eggs in one basket.

I've been thinking for decades, we should have a permanent lunar colony by now, more than one even, and also we should have planted human footprints on Mars by now. As long as the only humans and other species are on this one planet, we're in peril. We have the technology to start spreading out in our own solar system now and we should already be doing that. It's an insurance policy for our species.

-- Ron

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Response to Jeebo (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 12:06 AM

2. we had the tech in the 50s and 60s via a project called orion

we could have been on jupiter by 1970. but we dropped it , just like we dropped apollo . what a waste . several things we need to work on is 1: artifical gravity. faster than light pruplsion. and i dont mean chemical rockets .

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