Seriously, why haven't we been back in over 40 years? Quoting: Anonymous OP 11330901
The reason to go in the first place doesn't exist anymore.
I'm not saying that means it was fake, I'm just curious why man would stop reaching for the stars. Quoting: Anonymous OP 11330901
They weren't "reaching for the stars", they were giving the Soviets the finger.
After the Wright Bros. flew that first airplane, did they say, "OK, we did it, no need to take it any further?" Quoting: Anonymous OP 11330901
They tried that with the Space Transportation System.
Its development was underfunded and designed by committee.
The result couldn't do much of anything and sucked up all of the manned spacetravel funding.
Assuming it was real, what would be the justification for lack of further exploration? Quoting: Anonymous OP 8434843
been further exploration.Cheaper
robotic exploration from orbit.
You can't sell the idea of 1-billion-dollars-per-hour human explorers to Congress these days.