In 1969, humanity saw one of the most inspiring moments that banded us together. The Moon Landing and the words uttered by Neil Armstrong echo to this day. But we haven’t been back in a long time.
Why did we stop going to the moon? This is a question a lot of us ask but never get an answer to. The truth is that it was mainly due to politics and money.
It was mainly due to politics and money!
Moon colonization was a major objective for the United States. President Kennedy declared in 1961 that “before this decade is out, I believe we should have walked on the face of the moon”. But in 1972, we stopped going there. The time had come when NASA felt that they were more capable of sending probes into space than humans and it would be less expensive.
The Apollo missions to the moon were seen as a giant leap for mankind, but they also doubled as a technology race with the Soviet Union. In 1967, President Kennedy said we would go to the moon by the end of that decade. Ultimately, we did make it back in late December of 1969 after Neil Armstrong had successfully stepped on the moon.
But for many years now, NASA has been looking for new challenges to take on and not return humans back to the moon has been one of them. Consequently, concerns have been raised about our lack of will and interest in space exploration and whether or not it’s something we’ll do again in the future.
Ever since the Apollo program, NASA has been sending astronauts to space. They are the ones who have been building the international space station and going to the moon.
The first Americans on the moon were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in July of 1969, just a couple of months after Apollo 11 landed on the surface. The last person to walk on our natural satellite was Eugene Cernan in December 1972.
Looking back at it now, it seems like a strange decision for us to stop going to the moon. When we first went there, it was an incredible achievement for humankind, but now we think about how much more we could have done with our new knowledge and resources.
Millions of people watched as Neil Armstrong took humanity’s first steps on the moon. Since then, the phrase “One small step for man, one giant leap for humanity” has inspired generations.
But, our fascination with going to the moon did not start there. For years, people eagerly looked forward to astronauts’ efforts to prepare themselves for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. From the first announcement, planning, preparation, and training, the public bet their hopes on their success.
Ultimately, people went to the moon. However, many people were left disappointed by what they discovered there. The astronauts announced that there was virtually nothing on Earth’s only natural satellite. Now, people cite this as why we haven’t returned enough times.
But, some people believe that there was another reason why NASA chose not to come back. They believe that the rabbit hole of conspiracies regarding the moon involves alien life.
When we first came to the moon, the astronauts allegedly met aliens from the moon’s dark side. These creatures were humanoid and lived in a base on the opposite side of the moon. It’s fair to say they live peacefully on the moon, but our visit aggravated them.
In a recent statement by one of the astronauts from the Apollo 14 mission to the moon, this theory was made clearer. He discussed that we made contact with aliens in 1969, but our technology doesn’t hold a candle to theirs. We were outmatched.
These aliens saw our astronauts running away when their ‘eyes’ crossed. Dr. Edgar Mitchell even talked about it. After talking about the possibility of NASA planning a new mission to the moon, he said this wouldn’t happen soon. NASA might still be afraid of causing conflict with these lunar aliens.
It was never about not having funds or not having an actual reason to go. We haven’t been back to Earth’s moon because NASA fears the aliens living there.