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Re: can anybody intelligently answer
Posted by: hippogunner
Date: 21/02/2012 15:17
What greater good? What has the world lost or gained for not being on the moon?

Some by products of the space programme was the invention of velcro and memory foam mattresses. That's some gains.
Plus brand new metals.

The Russians were monitoring the conversations between Aldrin and Armstrong whilst they were on the moon. If anyone had anything to gain from discrediting the American achievement they would. But they knew the USA had got there first.

They put a reflector screen on the moon to measure the distance from the Earth to the moon. This could only be done correctly by human hand as it had to be aligned properly. Robots could do this now but not then.

There are satellite pictures of the footprints and the tracks of the moon buggy.

In the early sixties there were the Mercury missions and Gemini projects that were undertaken to ensure a successful moon landing.

It's not hard to create a moon-like atmosphere on Earth. A vacuum can be achieved in a laboratory at school.

Why would you keep going back after 1969? Why go to the moon again at the cost of billions of dollars when you can stop in 1969?

Man's greatest achievement, quite possibly, and you seem to be too small-minded to accept it.

What's your proof they haven't been?

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