Comment on Apollo Moon Landing Hoax – Why Fake a Moon Landing? by LunarOrbit.

First of all, they DID do it again. Apollo 11 was not the only mission to the Moon… there were 6 landings (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17), one aborted landing (Apollo 13), and two lunar orbiting missions (Apollo 8 and 10).

But there are several reasons why no one has returned to the Moon since 1972. The biggest reason is that it is extremely expensive. Few countries can afford to spend billions of dollars to send people to the Moon, they have more important priorities. Even the United States with it’s huge budget has a hard time justifying such an expensive space program.

The second reason is that even if the cost wasn’t an issue, it is still a very difficult (and dangerous) thing to do. Just getting people into low Earth orbit is something only three countries have been able to do.

And then you have interference from politicians. You’ll see one government announce plans to return to the Moon and then the following government will cancel those plans. It’s difficult for NASA to set long term goals when the political climate changes so often. If NASA is ever going to accomplish anything as great as Apollo again it will require the cooperation of both the Democratic and Republican parties for a long period of time, and that kind of cooperation is rare.