NASA says it Will colonize the Moon by 2024 (Page 3)
ghostgeek: As of 2016, the Americans are having to tap the Russians for a ride to the International Space Station. So who they going to ask to get them to the moon?
ghostgeek: Err ... I think you might be referring to Area 51. Either that or you're rather partial to the odd can of heinz soup with its 57 varieties legend proudly displayed on the label.
Corwin: Ah yes... the manned Apollo Lunar missions were all a hoax, we're they? All nine of them?
I think I'd be more inclined to believe NASA and the scientific community in general, rather than a random person on a social networking site who can't spell the word "their".
Corwin: Here's some interesting reading for you... official documentation of the radiation dangers faced by the Apollo crews, and measures taken to protect them, as well as documentation of the actual exposures recorded by the instruments during flight.
The Apollo crew members actually received less exposure to radiation than predicted, which amounted to less rads of exposure received during an Apollo mission than the average person down on Earth receives over the course of a year.
The Van Allen Radiation Belts were not the biggest threat by far; those belts are situated at predictable altitudes, and the Apollo craft orbited below them, then passed rapidly through them during the TLI burn (Trans Lunar Insertion) to keep exposure to a minimum.
The larger threat was the danger of solar-flare activity once outside of the protection of the geomagnetic field (of which none occurred), but the heavy Apollo Command Module was equipped with adequate shielding to protect the crew from even a massive solar-flare.
The largest threat was to the crew of the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) during descent/ascent and activity on the Lunar surface, as the lightweight lander had little protective shielding, and a large solar-flare would have meant bad news for the two-man crew once they left the protective shielding of the Command Module.
But the Apollo missions took place during the lull in the 11 year solar-cycle of flare activity, so fortunately no significant solar-flare activity took place.
he31044: Dont tell me me i saw it on tv or someone from nasa told you proper evidence i will being waiting for it
Corwin: NASA has extensive documentation of every move they make, and of every craft and instrument they construct, and data and evidence that is peer-reviewed by the entire scientific community.
Unless of course "they" are all "in on it" as well... including the cold-war Soviet scientists. I don't really understand why the Soviets would cover-up for the Americans when they were their mortal enemies trying to beat them in a race to the Moon.
And radiation-shielding technology is far more sophisticated than "tin foil". This same shielding technology protects the crews of nuclear submarines, which is necessary when hundreds of men are stuffed into a tin-can next to a powerful fission reactor.
Oh.... maybe nuclear submarines are a hoax too?
But hey... NASA only had to convince the scientific community at large... they are obviously ill-equipped to convince a smart guy like you.
Corwin: Hundreds of hours of footage.
Thousands of photographs.
A couple of tons of Moon rocks that were brought back.
Footprints, planted flags, and Lunar Module descent stages left there, that to this day can be seen from Earth through telescopes.
The thousands of technicians who operated the radio dishes and radar tracking stations around the globe who tracked the Apollo craft and their transmissions to and from the Moon.
The thousands upon thousands of aerospace engineers from several aerospace manufacturers who actually designed and built each and every component of these spacecraft to the specifications necessary to achieve the task.
I could go on... and I haven't even mentioned everyone who worked at NASA yet, or the actual astronauts and their families.
If that's not good enough for you, then what sort of evidence did YOU have in mind?
Bonita29: I dont believe it would happens at least in 2024, probably some trips for rich people but not to live there.
Deae: I don't think living on the moon would be nice. What beautiful mountains; beaches; and greenery?
Corwin: Great place for a retirement community though. That 1/6th gravity would be really easy on the back and joints, easy on the heart, and no bed-sores for those bed-ridden. Some previously confined to a chair might even be able to get up and walk - a 150 lb person would only way 25 lb up there... light as a feather.
And you'd have a gorgeous view of the Earth in its entirety, better than those of us here Earth-side. Even the Moon itself has its own kind of beauty... one of the Apollo astronauts described it as "beautiful desolation". It would be very peaceful.
dave3974: A growing conspiracy theory suggests the Moon is occupied by advanced aliens that have banned humans from returning.
The theory links in with others that claim there are alien bases on the dark side of the Moon.
In a feature devoted to the theory, conspiracy theory website Ancient Code said: "Have you ever asked yourself why mankind has not returned to the moon in recent years?
"According to many researchers and Ufologists, the American space agency is hiding a sinister secret from society, and we are not familiar with everything that has occurred—and is still occurring—on the surface of the moon.
"Many people claim there is enough evidence to suggest there are alien bases on the moon
Corwin: That's utter nonsense.
Everybody knows that those bases on the Moon were built by robot Sasquatches, not space aliens.
Corwin: NASA's new Orion manned space vehicle is slated for its first crewed flight some time in 2021.
Orion was designed to take men into deep space, but it will be tested in the vicinity of the Moon before we take the big leap and head to Mars. Landing craft intended for Mars will likely be tested on the Moon first.
Baby steps... it's not a "race" anymore, and NASA doesn't have the luxury of an unlimited budget like they had during Apollo when they were in heated Cold War competition with the Soviet Union.
We'll go back to the Moon... but we're not in any big hurry.