Why didn’t we go back to the moon?

I found this video on YouTube and it is absolutely fascinating. For some time I have wondered why NASA never went back to the moon, instead preferring to send out unmanned probes into deep space.

Growing up in the era of Space 1999, the prospect of a permanent base on the moon made good sense to me. It could act as a staging post, where larger ships could be assembled or cargos put together and in time become our first off-Earth colony.

So that nagging question of why didn’t “we” go back was always at the back of my mind.

Perhaps, this video will provide one or two explanations as to why that remains the case.

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