Man first set foot on the moon in 1969. Since then, we haven't had any more manned missions to the moon. I read somewhere that we lost the technology to do so but I didn't buy it. Why has man not gone back to the moon? Any ideas?
Technology has only improvised in all aspects from the time man set his foot on the moon. Why send manned missions when machines can accomplish much more than that.
The last human mission to the moon was the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and there are several reasons why we have not gone back since then: Cost: Sending humans to the moon is expensive and complex, and funding for such missions has only sometimes been a priority for government agencies.Technological limitations: The technology and infrastructure required to send humans to the moon have advanced significantly since the Apollo era. However, developing and testing new spacecraft and systems takes time and resources.Focus on other priorities: In recent decades, space agencies have shifted their focus to other priorities, such as the International Space Station, robotic missions to Mars and other planets, and studying Earth's climate.International collaboration: Some space agencies and countries are exploring the possibility of sending humans back to the moon as part of international collaborations, but coordinating such efforts can be challenging.
Despite these challenges, there are currently plans in place to return people to the moon in the upcoming years. For instance, NASA's Artemis program aims to send the first woman and the second man to the moon by 2024.