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Post 10 Feb 2007, 20:40
The NASA want to go to the moon again, altough that is what Bush wants. Are there any plans from Russia or China to do the same ?
Post 11 Feb 2007, 00:05
I think this is a international mission. The cold war is over man ... And no there is no planning for missions to the moon by Russia or China. Going to the moon is pointless. NASA wants to exercise the landings on the moon for the upcoming trip to Mars.
Post 09 May 2007, 17:24
Who cares, USA want to make the moon an military base *USA have 600 bases all over the world* and we have to stop that, China can go to the moon, Is the only comunism country that have the money to affort it
Post 09 May 2007, 17:32
Going to the moon is pointless.

Pretty much.

NASA wants to exercise the landings on the moon for the upcoming trip to Mars.

Again spot on.

Who cares, USA want to make the moon an military base

What use is a military base on the moon? Who the hell are you going to attack?

China can go to the moon,

Why should it?

Is the only comunism country that have the money to affort it

Its one of the many capitalist countries that could afford it.
Post 10 May 2007, 20:44
And no there is no planning for missions to the moon by Russia or China.

Actually, China is planning a lunar landing by 2010.

The people in charge of China’s moon exploration program recently disclosed that if all goes according to plan, China will realize its first exploration of the moon before 2010. The country hopes to successfully send astronauts into space within the next few years.

According to a recently published article in the weekly journal Outlook, China will take three steps in carrying out its moon landing program: the first step is to launch space laboratories and flying machines into orbit to search for valuable resources; the second step is to send space robots to moon; the third step is to realize a manned moon landing. Although a specific date for the moon landing is yet to be determined, space scientists are confident that the time required for China’s first manned moon landing will be significantly less than for the US.

Moon exploration has become an important symbol for a nation's degree of technological development and a prime target for countries in the never ending search for business opportunities.

A White Paper on China’s Space Activities, issued by Chinese government on November 11, 2000, initially set the goal for moon exploration and clearly planned to carry out preliminary deep space research. At the same time, the white paper also suggested that China should stress its own characteristics when choosing targets for moon exploration. These targets will hopefully fill gaps in China’s moon exploration knowledge and contribute to scientific data for humans setting up base stations on the moon in the future. They also want to avoid reinventing the proverbial wheel by repeating the work of other countries.

The first research organization specializing in space robotics, the National Aerospace High Technology Space Robotic Engineering Research Center, has been established for the moon landing program. According to space robotics specialists at the center, space robots will take on key lunar exploration task before Chinese astronauts first set foot on the moon, playing an important role in China's space activities including the servicing of satellites and the carrying out of scientific experiments in space. China hopes to make a contribution to the setting up of an international moon base station in the future. The space robots used for moon surface exploration are small and agile. They can move nimbly, climb slopes, get around obstacles, cope with the moon's rough terrain, withstand huge temperature differences, and survive radiation.

Scientists predict that one of China’s most significant achievements in 21st century will be to set up a “moon city” using solar energy. The surplus energy will then be transmitted to storage centers back on earth.

Once China successfully implements a manned moon landing, the country will become a founding member of the international moon colonization club. Scientists also predict Mars will be China’s next goal.

( by Wang Qian, October 26, 2002)

I just find that bold faced highlight a bit funny, dunno why though...

NASA wants to exercise the landings on the moon for the upcoming trip to Mars.

Mars...? With propulsion technology???

I guess it could be done, but it's going to be helluva slow & mighty inefficiently expensive. I wish they'd research on something more advanced than propulsion first before any more extra terrestrial missions, though...
Post 21 Mar 2009, 00:46
I think it would be funny as hell if the next country to make it to the Moon lands at Tranquility Base, grabs the US flag, and brings it back with them. My God, could you imagine the uproar?? lol
Post 21 Mar 2009, 03:41
That'd be Hell funny. I hope somebody thinks of that.
Post 25 Mar 2009, 06:21
We need a multi-million dollar research programme looking into ways to burn flags on the moon.
Post 25 Mar 2009, 06:48
Use the rocket engine.
Post 02 Apr 2009, 21:02
I've heard about this a lot on educational TV there is this very energy efficient substance called Helium 3. It is believed that the moon has a ton of it and that's why we want to go back.
Post 02 Apr 2009, 21:46
Helium 3 would be used for Fusion, something that we cant do yet.
Post 02 Apr 2009, 22:04
We can always learn and it was learned so we could make a bomb but you are right, we haven't for civilian use yet.
Post 07 Apr 2009, 02:17
@ Fitzy

I've seen recently a documentary on this subject. Scientist are claiming that nuclear fusion is possible, the only inconvenient being the lack of hellium 3 wich it's suposed to be in large amounts on our moon.
Post 07 Apr 2009, 02:26
Fusion is possible and such reactions have been created. The problem is that they presently require more energy to sustain then they create.
Post 07 Apr 2009, 02:40
Helium 3 seems to be the solution. That's why the world is preparing for a second moon landing.
Post 07 Apr 2009, 02:43
Yeah. I think I've read about that. It's a scary thought that WWIII might be fought over Helium resources on the Moon.
Post 07 Apr 2009, 03:14
offtopic : i think WW3 will be fought over religion rather than financial gain.
ontopic : The race for the second moon landing is not necesarily a bad thing. Many scientific breakthroughs may be achieved due to this competition.
Post 08 Apr 2009, 00:26
I'll agree to that but I doubt WW3 will be religious.
Post 08 Apr 2009, 01:04
Don't they have anything more worthwhile to spend their money on?
Post 08 Apr 2009, 01:08
I think that not enough money is spent on the development of space. I know there is higher priorities, but socialism would address those and be able to develop space, capitalism wont address important issues no matter how much they spend on space, so why not spend more? I want to grow space vegetables!
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