aww you poor bairn! take the heathens to the opera!
2nd man down said:Do we honestly believe having been once and spent all that money on getting there that we'd never go set foot on there again?? Get real, they never did it cos they knew it was a waste of time, but they couldn't be seen to have lost the race.
little_miss_marcroft said:ALSO.... Neil Armstrong and t'other guy from space (lol ) brought back a particular photo of an area on earth (I will be more specific when I remember the details), and said... "this is what it looked like from space!" And yet several years later, some Russians took a photo using their satellites, no where near as high up as the moon, and had exactly the same photo!!!
ANNNND, at the time when NASA sent the men into space, was at a time when America's morale was feeling low as Vietnam or something was about to kick off (or was in progress... again, I'm being vague here... I will get there proper details!). People believe that they did it to make Americans feel strong and in control, and full of morale again.
And tried to make the sceptics look daft.