Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the Moon
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Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the Moon

August 12, 2019


(dramatic music) – [Loren] At the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, big things are afoot. This massive factory floor
holds major components for NASA’s new rocket, the
Space Launch System, or SLS. It’s the centerpiece for
NASA’s Artemis Program, a series of missions that will send the first woman to the Moon. When the SLS is finished, it’s going to be something to behold. Standing taller than
the Statue of Liberty, the finished version of the
rocket will rival the power of the Saturn V that took humans
to the Moon during Apollo. – [Launch Control] Engine run-up, liftoff! – SLS is really going to be the backbone for going and exploring deep space. There’s no other rocket
out there that can do that. – [Loren] But the finished rocket has been years away… for years. – So between now and June of 2020, we’d have to make that a reality. – This is 2019.
– Yes, sir. – [Loren] The project has been plagued with delays and cost overruns, and today, 50 years
after the Moon landing, it’s worth asking whether the US can reclaim its Apollo mojo. – [Mission Control] Apollo 11, this is Houston at one minute. Trajectory and guidance look good and the stage is good, over.
(radio beeping) – The heart of the
problem may be that NASA’s trying to do things too
similarly to Apollo, and that might not work today. The perfect storm of money and politics that helped Apollo succeed
just may never happen again. Apollo occurred during
a very volatile time. It was the height of the Cold War, and the US needed a show of strength against the Soviet Union. President John F. Kennedy
was advised that space could be a great way to
prove America’s worth on the global stage, so he called on NASA to
send a person to the Moon by the end of the 1960s. – We choose to go to the Moon. – [Loren] Congress backed
up the proposal with cash, and NASA’s annual budget
grew to more than 4 percent of the total federal budget in 1965. Today, NASA is maybe half a percent. Industry also rose to the challenge. NASA assembled an army of contractors, including Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM. Together, they built the
giant Saturn V rocket that eventually took humans to the Moon. (rocket rumbling)
(violin music) Kennedy’s call to arms paid off. – [Neil] That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. (dramatic music) – [Loren] Today, a half-century later, NASA still wants to do big
things with big rockets, and to build the SLS, they’re playing their greatest hits in hardware and expertise. The Space Launch System has
a lot of Saturn V vibes, but some of that is dictated by physics. If you want to launch a lot of stuff off of Earth in one piece, you need a big rocket to break free of our planet’s gravity. But the SLS also shares
a lot of technology from NASA vehicles of the past. For one, the SLS will be
using the same main engines as the Space Shuttle, which
flew from 1981 till 2011. – We know those engines very well. They’ve flown so many
missions on the shuttle, so there’s not a lot of risk in those. And in engines, you know, new development of
engines can be expensive, so we really traded risk
versus the cost-benefit of it. – [Loren] Many of the Saturn V contractors have stayed in NASA’s inner circle, too, Boeing in particular. They acquired Douglas and North American, and they’re now the prime
contractor on the SLS. Overall, the endeavor
is a big job creator, responsible for thousands
of jobs in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and more. Michoud itself is deeply
embedded in the regional economy. – This facility actually
was built to support the war effort in World War II, and it developed and we took it over at the Saturn program in the ’60s, and NASA’s been here ever since. – [Loren] All in all,
the vehicle’s development can be found across America. – I would struggle to find a
state that didn’t have a piece. The whole country’s involved. – [Loren] But that deep history,
all the way back to Apollo, might also be a liability. – So human spaceflight
programs since Apollo have made up the majority
of the NASA budget, and the majority of those programs are performed by aerospace contractors. – [Loren] This is Lori Garver. She was the deputy administrator for NASA under President Obama. Lori says those contracts
have been so long lived that they’ve locked NASA
into certain technologies, mindsets, and dollars. – No one wanted to compete, and competition is where
you drive down cost and advance innovation. This has been something that unfortunately has held back the program. – [Loren] The SLS has cost
around $14 billion so far, which seems like a lot until
you consider that Apollo cost roughly $264 billion
in today’s dollars, according to analysis from
the Planetary Society. Congress would probably never give NASA an Apollo-era budget again, but NASA is still trying to pull off an Apollo-like program
for less with contractors who don’t have a
reputation for cost saving, and some policymakers are taking notice. – NASA and the contractors
have to execute. Failure to do so could have dire consequences for the program, and there will be no one else to blame. – [Loren] The politics
of cutting the program entirely are tricky. Lori told us a very revealing story. During her tenure as deputy, she actually tried to
cancel NASA’s last big plan to return humans to the Moon:
the Constellation program. The way she tells it,
that didn’t go over well. – The military industrial complex didn’t want to let go of their contracts, and that is a huge force to overcome. – Ms. Garver’s plan would
cede control of the heavens to the Russians and the Chinese, probably for most of our lifetime. – And we weren’t able to overcome it. A combination of the contractors, some of the people within NASA who are really committed
to keeping these jobs, sold Congress, and we
were given an ultimatum that we had to do a big
rocket or we wouldn’t get Commercial Crew and
the technology programs and the Earth sciences
programs that we wanted. So we took the deal. – [Loren] Constellation
was ultimately canceled. – This is because the old strategy, including the Constellation program, was not fulfilling its
promise in many ways. – [Loren] But the contractors
and hardware endured, and one of the proposed
rockets for Constellation was resurrected as SLS. And today, in spite of all
the delays and overruns, there’s a faction in
Congress, led by lawmakers from states where the SLS is built, who are dedicated to
continuing the rocket, seemingly at any cost. – What’s important is to build that rocket and build it right, isn’t it? – [James] Yes, sir. – [Loren] This all adds up
to a feeling that the SLS has become too big to fail, that NASA is trapped by its own mythology. – We have been trying to relive Apollo. – [Loren] So NASA’s core philosophy hasn’t changed much in 50 years, but what has changed? An entire private space
industry has appeared, and they’re building capable rockets with a lot of power. In 2018, SpaceX debuted
its Falcon Heavy rocket, which is currently the
most powerful in the world. And other players like
The United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin are
developing heavy-lift rockets that could also get a lot
of cargo into deep space. None of these rockets are as powerful as the SLS will be when it’s finished, but they represent serious competition. Some critics suggest that
these private players could supplant the SLS entirely, getting NASA out of the
business of building rockets. – [Journalist] The mighty
Delta IV Heavy rocket. – [Loren] NASA obviously
disagrees that any one rocket needs to beat out the others. – It’s not an either/or, it’s an and. We need all these pieces. We’ve got to have all of us
working together, public and private. I can see in the future
where it’s kind of like the intercontinental railroad
where they were built, they were funded by the government, but eventually they were self-sustaining, and people could travel across the country and move and live elsewhere. That’ll happen in the future. – [Loren] Lori agrees that
the commercial industry alone won’t take us back to the Moon. There’s just no money in it yet. – Going back to the Moon, I’m not sure what the private market is. Certainly Mars, same question. I know we have very wealthy
people interested in doing it, and that’s wonderful. We need to be realistic about
the fact that the government will continue to lead those
programs as they did launch for quite a long time. – [Loren] NASA is working with
private industry more, too. Rather than building their
own human lunar lander, they plan to pick a
commercial company or two to develop vehicles in their own way. Companies would get a lump sum of money, build the hardware, and
would ultimately own the design and tech when they’re done. NASA is confident that we will
return to the Moon in 2024, but maybe what’s missing
is why we’re going back. NASA claims that the Moon is a great stepping stone to Mars as it will help prove
out the technology needed to survive on the Red Planet. They say there’s more science to do. There are minerals and water to mine, and eventually, companies
could make money there. But again, the urgency of the
Cold War just isn’t there, and multiple polls show
that most Americans don’t see the value in
going to the Moon either. Lori, for one, thinks NASA needs
to become essential again, and today, that might
not mean building rockets or going to deep space at all. – My view, we need to win
at something right now that NASA is uniquely skilled to do, and that is address climate change. The science is there;
we have satellites 24/7, public and private, and
recognizing that the things that we can do to fix it, we must do in the next 10 years. NASA, given that mandate,
could take that hill. – [Loren] NASA, on the
other hand, still sees space as a cause to rally behind. They’ve come this far with the SLS, and it’s still NASA’s job to rally. – We don’t leave any
dollars on the Moon, right? Every dollar we spend
is here in this country putting this together and going, but it’s the learning we get and the benefits for humanity
that come out of this. We are on the leading edge,
and we can choose as a country to follow or we can lead the world, and I choose to lead. (dramatic music) – [Mission Control] Apollo
11, this is Houston. You are go for TLI, over.
(radio beeping) – [Astronaut] Apollo 11, thank you. – [Mission Control] Roger that.

100 Comments

  • Reply Verge Science July 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Where in the solar system would you explore next?

  • Reply Lone Wolf July 27, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Nasa should just say three is oil on the moon.

  • Reply Cardinal July 27, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Let's cut it short.

    NASA hasn't been funded enough. End video.

  • Reply jhon macra jokora July 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Solution: make any company, or anyone who funds space exploration be first to benefit from extraterrestrial mining operations. Let nations sign contracts for that matter. Stop mining earth please

  • Reply SparkItUpJohnny July 27, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I would fly to the moon and back for that redheaded host… what's her name? 👽👌

  • Reply Sagar .A.R July 27, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I think we should use NASA tech to address climate change as mentioned by the ex NASA employee in this video.

  • Reply Ashwin Mudaliar July 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

    No deputy chief of NASA should try to cancel a groundbreaking program

  • Reply Dheeman Rajkhowa July 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    That Boeing engineer is straightaway lying. Yes, there is another rocket existing in reality that can do the job better than the SLS at a much cheaper price- Its the Falcon Heavy.

  • Reply MediumRare Chicken July 27, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    NASA: let's send a woman to the moon in 2024

    Elon Musk: hold my beer

  • Reply Akai Kiseki July 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    This video is painfull to watch…

    NASA doesn't have the final word (CONGRESS EVERYBODY o/ YAYYYY) when it should have. We shouldn't let old, corrupted —and honestly cancerous to the nation— Congressmen/women decide where the money goes when we talk about ULTRA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL CHOICES. Let the damn Engineers and Experts at NASA do it ffs, they know what they are talking about.
    Now, NASA has its own problems. Centers are all over the place and checklists are kilometers long, but the Orion Capsule is mostly ready : Where is our goddamn shit of a SLS rocket ? BOEING ? NORTHROP GRUMMAN ? Ah, ofc they are late, even to remake Apollo-era capabilities.

    Also, NASA was constantly asking for money to develop technologies to STAY on alien worlds : all of these are constantly unfunded by Congress, instead squeezing it into SLS. But even NASA can power through this : by making these revolutionnary technologies research cheap and as few as possible (only the critical ones) : Kilopower is one of them. But there are many others.

    Just outside this giant mess, in which everyone is trying to play each other, to scam and missuse someone else money (OUR money !), there is SpaceX. They stride through tests, deliver launches after launches at speeds inconceivable 2 years ago, with a track record soon to be better than Ariane (if not already, considering they REUSE their rockets), giving the middle finger to OldSpace by building their new heavy lift fully reusable rocket in open fields.

    Just go, SpaceX. If having NASA certifying that jewel of a Starship : just go and do it yourself.

  • Reply Chv shashank July 27, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Reason is simple…… Aliens kicked our asses out of moon saying…. U fucked up earth…. Now u dare not enter our fuckin planet…. So we headed mars

  • Reply Jenni July 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Maybe NASA should look into the antigravity technology that the Unacknowledged U.S. Programs already have!

  • Reply JT Ripper July 27, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    The sun controls our climate not us

  • Reply Jan Marco Ch. July 27, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    why dont you lead on saving the planet from climate change

  • Reply AIRLINENA July 27, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    I know how you could save a lot of time and money… Let SpaceX do it

  • Reply es July 27, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    what if we invest $14 b in spaceX? sls is wasting our money!

  • Reply ThothHeart Maat July 27, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Because they did not invest in reusable rockets but instead disposable ones that make the program too expensive to be sustainable and so it was shut down.. efficiency was not valued..

  • Reply Pratyush Chowdhary July 27, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    With 264 Billion ISRO would have Reached Jupiter till now.

  • Reply ThothHeart Maat July 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    What if we didn't fight the Earth's gravity like a rocket but simply flew along the earth and left it's gravity as we got higher and higher like an airplane.. has no one thought of that? How much fuel is burned up flying straight up just to get off the ground?

  • Reply Leonardo SA July 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    It seems that it was too hard to adapt the alien tech from area 51

  • Reply MetallicBlue1000 July 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I hope that footprint is still there. It should be, scientifically speaking. Maybe another country will find it. Unless of course it was never there to begin with.

  • Reply Raydio Show July 27, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Exciting times

  • Reply Gabe Woodard July 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    “The height of the Cold War” hahahahahaahahahaha come on Cold War? A war that never once had a strategic battle plan? A war that didn’t have ONE casualtie

  • Reply David Don July 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    "Verge Science" posted video content to their YT-Channel on July 16, 2019.

    I posted my belated comment to the comments section of this video on Saturday 7/27/19, beginning on the 11th hr: 37min AM, Portland, Oregon Pacific Northwest Timezone and is stated as follows:

    I just spent 11min and 08sec of my time watching this empty-calorie video without gaining any useful worthwhile information from it.

    But aside from that, here's my Take on why we haven't returned to the moon:
    No need to return to the moon, and why?

    Tony Stark already flew to the moon in his Omega Class Moon-buster Armor.

    Here are the quite simple specs for Tony Stark's Moon Buster Omega Class Armor:
    ALL Armor components are made of a new class of metal alloy comprised of both Adamantium and Uru.

    These 2 metals are alloyed together to form an indestructible crystalline structure that not even the hottest quasar in the Universe can breach.

    Tony's Omega class Armor is also upgraded with Warp-speed capable propulsion for faster-than-light travel hence Tony Stark's much faster completed visit to the moon and back to Earth.

    Isn't Tony Stark's genius quite impressive including his Omega-class, Warp-speed capable Armor?

    (Post-comment Author's note for the sake of transparency: I'm an ADHD/weak-memory-capacity Sufferer)

    I finished posting my belated comment to the comments section of this video on Saturday 7/27/19 on the 12th hr: 17min PM, Portland, Oregon Pacific Northwest Timezone.

  • Reply leftyfourguns July 27, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Because Republicans would rather give money to billionaires and corporations
    (Stop voting for Republicans if you want nice things)

  • Reply Matthew July 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    The way NASA is funded and structured over the different american states it's a wonder they can get anything done. Put Elon in charge and we'll have warp tech before 2024 😛

  • Reply Vilhelmo De Okcidento July 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    "If it's technically feasible, it's financially feasible."

  • Reply Vilhelmo De Okcidento July 27, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    To all those who say the government can't do anything…
    The government landed a man on the mother f*cking moon!

  • Reply youngEngineer July 28, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Why didn’t we go back to the moon a decade earlier?Bureaucratic decay and on top of that, 8 years of Obama Hussein.

  • Reply John Hutsebaut July 28, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Devoting NASA to fighting Global Warming makes even less sense then Obama's scheme to turn it into a Muslim outreach program!!!

  • Reply sweiland75 July 28, 2019 at 4:24 am

    "A series of missions that will send the first woman to the moon."

    How is that important in a non–political way?

  • Reply Abin July 28, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Our hero Kelly Smith nasa….. Truth…….. No one pass VAN allen belt.. Just search in YouTube -. Kelly Smith nasa ……

  • Reply Sheogorath MadGod July 28, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Let me ask this again…why NASA didn't go back to the moon ?

  • Reply CJTurner July 28, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Budget?
    Ok, so if Apollo was so successful in delivering the mission, why do they need to further develop what they already know?
    If it worked, why change it?

  • Reply kris July 28, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Don Petite: "We cant go back to the moon because we destroyed that technology and its a painful process to build it back again" haha what a joke
    we cant go back to the moon because we have NEVER been in the first place !
    you can tell its real because it looks so fake – Elon Musk

  • Reply SYRØ July 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Tell em to take em flat earthers to space too
    Show em the earth is round and then leave them in space

  • Reply Takenyao123 July 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Because it is difficult to fool with special effect in 4k videos.

  • Reply Black China Music Company July 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    this is such BS lol…… why we never "went back" ? yeah ok…..

  • Reply BARUN ROY July 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    IN REALITY NASA HAS NEVER GONE TO THE MOON , THE NATION IS A TRAITOR , A IMPOSTER. THEY HAD NEVER THE ABILITY TO GO TO THE MOON NOR IT HAS NOW.

  • Reply Zeke Lentil July 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    @1:13 Am I the only one who cares that you can see the horizon of the moon through this astronaut? #house built on lies

  • Reply Leo Mirza July 28, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    NASA only faked moon landing inside a studio 50 years back cuz there was no media or internet to spread authentic information

  • Reply James Cox July 29, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Nasa is dying, commercial is the new future

  • Reply AZOffRoadster July 29, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Elon Musk lands his Starship on moon and asks NASA, 'Hay, you mind if we park this here?'.

  • Reply AZOffRoadster July 29, 2019 at 12:49 am

    SLS is a jobs program with a horrific ROI.

  • Reply Ryan Peters July 29, 2019 at 1:47 am

    If I were an astronaut I wouldn't trust Boeing to fly me across the country let alone to space or the Moon given recent events.

  • Reply Skylar Shirley July 29, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Circumnavigate NASA's bureaucrat two step, SpaceX is the answer to get there faster, cheaper and, safer!

  • Reply Rahul Roy July 29, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Lol ISRO is making spacecrafts with half the cost of NASA

  • Reply Simon Ruszczak July 29, 2019 at 7:37 am

    NASA  Is rael.

  • Reply TheFrenchy82 July 29, 2019 at 10:55 am

    I don't get it : Space is the next challenge to all of the Humane race.
    I'm disappointed when I see other countries trying to repeat what was done by USA, 50 years ago (China, India, etc.).
    I don't know where is the challenge (We have now powerful computer .. in a size of a credit card, new materials, etc.).
    If you have money and resources, you can do it ! I guess it(s only to prove that Chinese or Indian scientists are as good as American scientists ?…who can really doubt about this ? no one…
    At least there is the ISS… but why going to Mars.. without the fund and the Help of other countries (Russia, Europe,…) ?
    I'm sure the future of Mankind is in space but the cost is astronomical right now. Let's hope we can start Space exploration and the creation of colonies before the end of all resources on the surface of the Earth….

  • Reply ninjxxitty July 29, 2019 at 11:52 am

    i dont understand why people are still asking and answering this question as if its a mystery. i mean sure you can go more in depth with the economy and politics but it doesnt REanswer the question anymore.

  • Reply Graham July 29, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    NASA can't get to the moon and never has been able to. Funding is a feeble excuse – the cost of the shuttle was WAY more.
    To replace the Saturn V you'd simply need 3 SRBs and RD-180, hardly rocket science….
    The better question is 'Why have NASA been spending all their efforts on the ridiculous Apollo fakes?'
    and "Why hasn't NASA gone higher than 250-350 miles?". Let me guess, the excuse will be 'There's nothing to see there' – right.
    After the 9 flights of Apollo it's interesting that NASA didn't manage to get a single sighting or single photo of the stars. I wonder why they bothered with Hubble then if there was nothing to see?

  • Reply SH Leung July 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Good to know the facts.
    Some Chinese Youtuber are wide spreading some other conspiracy make u laugh…

  • Reply I’ll Have 2 Cheeseburgers July 29, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    In my opinion, I think nasa has sent even more people to the moon. They hide and cover up the rocket blasts to make sure nobody knows.

  • Reply Alfie Robb July 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I want to know when is NASA going to button moon

  • Reply Arman Boncales July 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Blue origin have a lot a money but surpass by SpaceX that have les budget than blue origin

  • Reply Aaric July 29, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    debating if we still went to the moon or not???? some of us recognize that we have been on a completely different planet earth. The one I remember had a north pole, only one moon landing which was contested as fake, four people in the keneddy car murder, and too many other differences to mention here. Whether people from your earth planet has been to the moon or not shouldnt be your main concern…waking up should be! You have many strangers among you that are not from this earth or timeline. That in itself should be solved first. Figure out how to get them back home safely first, then deal with your space nonsense issues. There are more earths than yours!!!

  • Reply Spectrum The Video Game July 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Aliens haven't renewed Humanities Visa lol

  • Reply Rotten Meatloaf July 30, 2019 at 12:37 am

    8:40 Not sure what she's talking about, does she know about starship?

  • Reply Mr. Nucleus Nucleus July 30, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Apollo Robux

  • Reply Kook Guan July 30, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I have a request for verge: can u make a video about plans to clear up space junk that is orbiting around te earth?

  • Reply William J. Croft July 30, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    2:00 "Industry also rose to the challenge…" the major company NOT mentioned was Grumman Aerospace, which designed and built the Lunar Module. HUGE component of the Apollo success.

  • Reply Donald Smith July 31, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Anything the government does has so much waste because it is government money. In the 60's people really wanted to do this. Now people just want to keep the money coming to them.

  • Reply scratch July 31, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Because… because… the aliens said don't come back?

  • Reply patrick williams July 31, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    One hypothetical answer : George H. Leonard was a former NASA scientist in the photo intelligence division of NASA , as well as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He wrote this book : http://checktheevidencecom.ipage.com/checktheevidence.com/pdf/George_Leonard__SOMEBODY%20ELSE%20IS%20ON%20THE%20MOON%20OP.pdf
    Kind of weird if you know that leonard did work for nasa… And if you dig the way nasa makes pictures classification what he states is true. In the online archives free access of nasa's appollo mission's pictures the content available is only around 30% of what was really taken : https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/images17.html

  • Reply catalantdi July 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    mo money, mo problems:)) and all we hear is lies,lies,lies…

  • Reply TheTruth July 31, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Because they ran out of ideas on how to trick the public using fake cgi

  • Reply TheTruth July 31, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Laughing at all the people that really thinks space is real😂😂😂😂😂 you blind sheep you don’t even know you favorite political government is brainwashing you with lies.

  • Reply vic button July 31, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    You might be interested in this video which shows how difficult a job going to the moon was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb4N2OAuMEo&t=2591s was:

  • Reply Ankit roy August 1, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Because NASA never went to moon

  • Reply holtman2012 August 1, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Back??? 😂🤣😅…..they literally never went….

  • Reply acasualviewer August 1, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    While I'm totally pro-space to say that "the endeavor [the SLS] is a big job creator" is a bit disingenuous. A lot of space contractors are defense contractors and these contracts are often more JOB SUBSIDIES than job creators. But most of all they are subsidies for billionaires.

    SpaceX is cool not only because they build cool tech. But also because they do it at a good price.

  • Reply Sanyam Kacker August 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    NASA says they r going to moon for the benefit of humanity whereas the true benefit of humanity lies upon stopping GLOBAL WARMING and shifting to a lifestyle beneficial for the planet so that it can survive………
    They should focus on SAVING EARTH rather than building OIL DRINKING MONSTERS that produce large amounts of TOXIC GLASSES harmful for our planet just to reach a fuckin BARREN UNHABITABLE satellite.

  • Reply Liviu Marius August 3, 2019 at 4:40 am

    ""One small step…" was done racing to be the first. Should have started with ISS. And then ISS2 next to the Moon. …and so on…

  • Reply Freedomrun32 August 3, 2019 at 6:51 am

    They have kitchen's on the Moon ?

  • Reply Daniel Leech August 3, 2019 at 7:19 am

    I think they have better odds of reviving Stanley Kubrick than actually going back to the moon.

  • Reply Sheogorath MadGod August 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Chandrayaan 2, a moon mission by India is carrying a NASA's instrument to the moon… Why NASA needs a moon mission when they can just outsource it.

  • Reply Mr. Maverick August 3, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    They never went back to moon because the moon started to charge tickets for parking …

  • Reply Jack of All August 3, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    yea they need to go back to hide the fact they never went to begin with. I thought they said they lost the tech to go to the moon? LOL

  • Reply Jack of All August 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Perhaps because it was a hoax one of many. Van Allen radiation belt…nuff said

  • Reply SeeItHappen August 4, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Even today's technology still cannot solve the severe problems out there: 1. Van Allen Belts 2. Background radiation 3. Solar radiation 4. Sun flares 5. Micro meteorites 6. Huge differences in temperature 7. 0 Bar outside pressure 8. Long term effects of 0 Gravity on the human body. Look what it did to Scott Kelly.

  • Reply Arbănaş Claudiu August 5, 2019 at 11:46 am

    But we've got an International Fake Station..

    Which weirdly makes people join our flat earth thing instead of questioning what is in the outer space that we don't want them to see.

  • Reply Ash Paladium August 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    NASA hasn't been back back to the moon because they never went. They know that with the internet/computers and everything else, faking it like before would be next to impossible. NASA has been lying about technology and how far along they are as well. As long as they keep their own people pushing the fake alien agenda and keep people skeptical about our technology, they will be able to fool the public forever.

  • Reply Ed Hughes August 6, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Moon is a toxic explosive glass shard dust bowl. It is not like sand or Earth dust. Moon dust is sharp sticky broken glass like knifes. Moon dust is also explosive. Astronaut moon walks and space walks will tell you space and the moon smell like spent gun power. That is due to suns solar debris are explosive free radicals that explode on contact with eyes lungs space suites air or every thing and anything it comes in contact with.

  • Reply 7171 They Live We Sleep August 7, 2019 at 7:12 am

    FFS you actually believe they landed on the moon?!! 🤔🤦‍♀️🐑🕎📡🐁💩💲💲💲💲👁💩🤣👀

  • Reply SD Luedtke August 7, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Basically NASA has NOT gone back to the moon because NASA has NEVER gone there yet.

  • Reply Alexandra Venera August 8, 2019 at 5:27 am

    verge science should drop a podcast

  • Reply Al Mahmud Khan August 8, 2019 at 10:58 am

    "There's no other rocket out there that can do that" ^_^ The more I think about it, the more sure I become about moon landing being fake.. Footage gone, no approach for half a century if that doesn't ring a bell nothing will

  • Reply warrax111 August 8, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    girl, do something with your voice. It's so disturbing, the way how you enlenght the words with bad voice or something, it's ripping the ears. Had to turn it off in half , couldn't stand it more. It's like torture. Cannot you speak normaly? Clean? Not like prostitute or some cheap bitch? Then, you can narrate. Thank you.

  • Reply Anton - Dedicated Communist August 8, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I give you 1000 dollars and you buy me a house. Oh, you cant? Well i guess houses dont exist then.

  • Reply CFH M3TAL August 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Buzz wants to know… Well… He does know… Right Buzz!?

  • Reply Othemes NET August 9, 2019 at 1:20 am

    All lie. They say we went mars but cant going moon. which is expensive ?

  • Reply theo chaffee August 9, 2019 at 4:44 am

    No mullah, y'all.

  • Reply Alan Hoxie August 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    They haven't gone back because they never went. We needed to show superiority to Russia and a fake studio landing would do. There is the Van Allen radiation belt we can't get through not to mention fuel. sorry folks the cold war metrics changed shortly after the fake landing and we didn't need to go back because the Russian threat had been greatly reduced.

  • Reply Arlindo Melo August 10, 2019 at 3:01 am

    using NASA to address climate change? Jesus lady, for real?

  • Reply Pete Wilson August 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    what they aren't telling us is that those engines used by the shuttle were made by RUSSIA

  • Reply junkdna83 August 10, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    "every dollar we spend is here in this country"

    liar

  • Reply Jonathan Young August 11, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Fuck to death these lying demons!!!!!!

  • Reply Syu August 11, 2019 at 10:27 am

    get elon musk to help

  • Reply Malcolm Canning August 11, 2019 at 11:55 am

    No map.

  • Reply Steven Zore August 12, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Climate change?

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