Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the Moon

  • Ajoutée 16 juil. 2019
  • NASA has big plans to return to the Moon by 2024, and it’s banking on the historic Space Launch System (SLS) to get them there. But after years of delays and cost overruns, skeptics are questioning whether SLS should remain the biggest priority for NASA. As the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing approaches, we take a look at what the future of solar system exploration might bring.
    Correction: An earlier version of this video showed an incorrect SLS configuration at 00:32, and an older rocket model at 2:16. The video has been updated to correct those inaccuracies.
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Commentaires • 6 000

  • Verge Science
    Verge Science  Il y a 2 mois +462

    Where in the solar system would you explore next?

    • Jack Wehrung
      Jack Wehrung Il y a 3 jours

      @igotthejack44 Correct.

    • Jack Wehrung
      Jack Wehrung Il y a 3 jours

      I would start with your head.There seems to be no intelligent life there.

    • Marc Bell
      Marc Bell Il y a 13 jours

      Aliens said get your asses off our moon and don't come back.

    • Prince Kenyatta
      Prince Kenyatta Il y a 26 jours

      Hmmmmm,welllll let,a see.Hmmmm I dunno.😂😅🤣😭🤪🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡👈🏿

  • John Woodcum
    John Woodcum Il y a 15 heures

    Gov doesn't want solar exploration & colony settlements because to many ppl would leave Earth.
    "No one wants to compete" 😆 Elon Musk said "challenge excepted"

  • Keith Sherwood
    Keith Sherwood Il y a jour


  • Mohammed Adeeb
    Mohammed Adeeb Il y a jour +3

    To go there the second Time! You had to go there for the first time :::::)

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 6 heures

      Good thing that NASA went six times

  • Fred Geno
    Fred Geno Il y a jour

    We never went to the moon....its true

  • crazy maniac
    crazy maniac Il y a jour

    Short answer : No big purpose and not enough funding. Also NASA have many other missions to dl, moon is not the only thing they care about and they can study moon better and cheaply with satellites, rovers and stuff.

  • Trey Tucker
    Trey Tucker Il y a 2 jours


  • Martha C
    Martha C Il y a 2 jours

    I don't think we have the skills to go to Mars or anywhere else. We cannot go through the van allenbelt which God put above and beneath the Earth. And I don't think God makes anything which is inferior. Climate change is a joke. Earth changes are cyclical, and are not caused by God!

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 6 heures

      If God doesn't create anything inferior, then how come the human body is full of flaws? Why do allergies exist for instance? Couldn't god figure out how to configure the immune system properly?

  • Tiago78
    Tiago78 Il y a 2 jours

    Stanley Kubrick died, so we can’t go back.

  • Holger X
    Holger X Il y a 2 jours

    Somehow that sounds like "the dog ate my homework". But hey, a few billions can fix that.

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 6 heures

      Name one good reason why we should send a man to the moon. Anything an Astronaut could do up there, a machine can do better, safer and cheaper.

  • IceMan TV
    IceMan TV Il y a 2 jours

    No one went to Moon still
    Indian will be the 1st Country to take moon
    American are cheaters

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 6 heures

      @IceMan TV Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.
      But to make it clear, I implied that a) You are full of shit and b) the moon landings totally happened

    • IceMan TV
      IceMan TV Il y a 6 heures

      @Vyralator Dreaming ?

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 6 heures

      Keep on dreaming

  • Fritz Fritz
    Fritz Fritz Il y a 2 jours

    If anyone payed attention. It's already been revealed that we have a space force already in place. NASA is obsolete. Pork payouts to bloated contractors for obsolete technologies. We have people flying around in, let's face it, UFO's.

  • TheBakerman55
    TheBakerman55 Il y a 3 jours

    Ha ha ha whatever it is keeping us from going back thinks we were told about them over 40 years ago and now while mining the moon on there off time digging in the dust come to this big beautiful planet sightseeing and observation.

  • Augusto de Oliveira
    Augusto de Oliveira Il y a 3 jours

    Nobody cares more about space research then president Trump

  • Jack Wehrung
    Jack Wehrung Il y a 3 jours +1

    What is this, remedial History? Its so obvious that we never went there in the first place.

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Il y a 4 jours

    Well it's gotta be real because we are all smoking moon rock. They never went...keep smoking though!!✌🔥😧

  • PaxRomana
    PaxRomana Il y a 6 jours

    Can't get past the dome firmament roof over the top of us. Stop with the space hoax already

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      PaxRomana - I’ve always wondered if retarded people know they’re retarded. Please tell me, do you?

  • Pankaj Singh
    Pankaj Singh Il y a 7 jours

    Nasa has gone back to moon several times from apollo 11 to apollo 17. They are tired to going there again and again. So they stopped.

    FAI FEDERLINE Il y a 7 jours

    People: why NASA hasn't gone back to the moon
    Nasa: we lack funding
    People: It is Neil Armstrong really go to the moon?
    Nasa: that has been set up in the Hollywood studio and it cost us a small budget only

  • paradigm respawn
    paradigm respawn Il y a 11 jours +1

    Its not a Space Race anymore. Its a Business. Bureaucracy must Back Off.
    Why one big rocket? We can stage at or near the ISS, then assemble a Moon Base in orbit. Also containerized. For Safety.

  • bawlsackin Harry
    bawlsackin Harry Il y a 11 jours

    Trying to re-live Apollo because we never landed on the moon in the first place. The suggestion that we did anything otherwise is ridiculous. NASA has extorted Trillions from Americans and so has the Fed Res. People should be outraged by this video.

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      bawlsackin Harry - these questions have been asked and answered. If you really care about knowing the truth, why haven’t you looked them up?
      1. why did NASA tape over the original moon landing tapes?
      Because they had all the data written down and saved. And because they had a recording of what was broadcast. And because at the time magnetic tapes were new and extremely expensive so (since the data was saved) they were re-used.
      2. Why was the” technology REQUIRED to get to the moon destroyed and is a painful process to build it back” per Don Pettit of NASA?
      The moon landings ended and space station and space shuttle programs were beginning. Why would they spend more money to maintain systems that weren’t going to be used? And now that Orion is going to be used for space travel it needs to be tested because it’s using the “newer better technology” all the hoaxers say NASA should be using.
      3. Why was Buzz Aldren provide such a confusing and contradictory statement to the Narrative about the moon landing when interviewed by a 6 year old
      He didn’t. What you’re referring to had editing cuts to rearrange his answers to make it confusing and contradictory. Watch the original interview without the cuts and you’ll see there was nothing confusing or contradictory.

    • bawlsackin Harry
      bawlsackin Harry Il y a 3 jours

      jimmyfly I’m not afraid, I’m trying to spotlight truth. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it, and the truth is still truth if no one believes it.
      If we went, why did NASA tape over the original moon landing tapes? Why was the” technology REQUIRED to get to the moon destroyed and is a painful process to build it back” per Don Pettit of NASA? Why was Buzz Aldren provide such a confusing and contradictory statement to the Narrative about the moon landing when interviewed by a 6 year old just a few years back?
      Wake up and smell the coffee. We never went. We may yet go, but the govt lied to you and stolen from its taxpayers for decades. Period.

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      bawlsackin Harry - 12 astronauts walked on the moon. Why does that frighten you?

  • Gary du Plessis
    Gary du Plessis Il y a 11 jours

    Something seems wrong here. The problems they faced in the 60s were far greater than what they face today. This is like trying to replicate the Wright Brothers' flight. It can be done at 100th of the cost in 100th of the time. We have better computers, better materials, smarter engineers, robots, better communication systems, and the list goes on. Those guys in the 60s were awesome! Unless they didn't really go, but that's a ridiculous thought.

    • Gary du Plessis
      Gary du Plessis Il y a 3 jours

      jimmyfly I agree

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      Gary du Plessis - my money says there’s no reason to send people to the moon. It would be expensive and basically useless. Just about anything they’d do could be done with robots, drones, or remote control.

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      Gary du Plessis - of course they tested stuff then, but
      New computers
      New technology
      New materials
      New rockets
      New fuel
      New/more data
      Everything they’re building now has to be tested from scratch. It’s all new.

    • Gary du Plessis
      Gary du Plessis Il y a 3 jours

      @jimmyfly I think they also tested stuff back in the 60's

    • Gary du Plessis
      Gary du Plessis Il y a 3 jours

      @jimmyfly My money says they don't go back but just keep spending money on R&D.

  • Kevin
    Kevin Il y a 12 jours

    The fact that NASA provides so many jobs is a good and primary reason for it's existence. It's status as an American star of the world space industry would also be of significant value. Otherwise NASA is just a front organization for the real space program: the Secret Space Program, newly announced by President Trump. In reality this is a move toward disclosure of the SSP that has been in operation since the 1980's. We already have multiple installations throughout the solar system and possibly beyond including very advanced space stations that make the ISS look like a toy.

  • Stan Ateez Stream DNA
    Stan Ateez Stream DNA Il y a 13 jours

    Everything just is all about money

  • Alex Feig
    Alex Feig Il y a 13 jours +2

    The moon is a night light and the earth is flat. Nice try liars (((NASA)))

    • jimmyfly
      jimmyfly Il y a 3 jours

      Alex Feig - not sure if trolling or retarded. Please advise.

  • Hironashi Konichiwa
    Hironashi Konichiwa Il y a 13 jours

    That's because they never did...

  • Mike Licari
    Mike Licari Il y a 15 jours

    That video didn’t answer the question at all. 💩💩💩

  • Ueddyyytube
    Ueddyyytube Il y a 15 jours

    My dream of watching a movie in black and white is impossible because that technology is too expensive even though my phone is 100 million times more powerful than the computer they used to control the rocket

  • Tony Corak
    Tony Corak Il y a 16 jours

    I'd be a alcoholic too if i sacrificed my mom named moon a year before I faked the moon landing to make people not believe in god. Buzz aldurn better repent to everyone and tell the truth or else he is going to burn.

  • Tony Corak
    Tony Corak Il y a 16 jours

    I'd be a alcoholic too if i sacrificed my mom named moon a year before I faked the moon landing to make people not believe in god. Buzz aldurn better repent to everyone and tell the truth or else he is going to burn.

    • Tony Corak
      Tony Corak Il y a jour

      @Vyralator haha the you think Wherner von Braun was justified to watch hundreds of people to die in caves to build his rockets for fancy pants and lolipops. People like you are the worst. Just wait till the rest of society wakes up. You can tell them you were just following orders, good luck with that defence

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a jour

      ​@Tony Corak Oh snap, did I hit a nerve? I didn't know you'd be upset enough to reply 4 times.
      I really don't feel like doing your homework for you bud, but how are the videos "obviously" fake, if it'd take modern day technology to convincingly fake them. Are you saying NASA had advanced particle simulation technology just laying around somewhere all those years just to fake the dust behind the wheels of the moon rovers?
      Also this is not how you spell Wernher von Braun and I doubt his political beliefs or association has anything to do with his ability to built rockets (Besides you where basically forced to join the NSDAP if you wanted to make it anywhere in the Reich).
      As a matter of fact I did enough research to go from someone who was convinced the moon landings were staged to agreeing that that's a ridiculous proposition and it'd be easier to send 6 men to the moon then convincingly fake it, and keep countless people silent for over half a decade.
      Are you bringing up 911, because you ran out of "convincing" arguments for why the landings are fake, besides: "The government sometimes lies"?

      As for the Moon rocks, obviously they all just got moldy and thrown away, every kid knows the moon is made out of cheese.

    • Tony Corak
      Tony Corak Il y a 2 jours

      @Vyralator www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/Technology/apollo-moon-rocks-lost-space-lost-earth/story%3fid=8595858 just a big coincidence right???? Lol keep believing your government fool

  • Tony Corak
    Tony Corak Il y a 16 jours

    Why did Nasa fake the moon landing*****

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 13 jours

      ​@Tony Corak Easy there, if you think before you type you don't need to reply to me thrice.
      "Von Braun admitted visiting the plant at Mittelwerk on many occasions[5], and called conditions at the plant "repulsive", but claimed never to have witnessed any deaths or beatings, although it had become clear to him by 1944 that deaths had occurred." And it is inconclusive if the eye witness accounts are correct or not. Even if they are and he is indeed a terrible man, that does still not detract from his abilities to build spacecraft, and that is the matter of this whole discussion, is it not?
      But I'm glad you're moving goalposts, because you likely realized that "But the evil German man was involved" is a shitty argument.
      The moon landings were performed during lunar dawn (a lunar day lasts about 28 earth days) so the temperatures weren't as extreme as during midday and midnight. No idea what your problem with the batteries and computers is, the same level of technology was used to get unmanned probes in rovers to the moon and into orbit by both the US and the Soviets. If anything, having a human pilot on board, gives you the freedom to use a less powerful computer.
      Oh wait, nevermind. You're a total nutjob, for a second there I thought we could have a reasonable discussion on somewhat equal terms.
      Well, at least I'm not upset enough, that I deemed it necessary to reply 3 times in a row.

    • Tony Corak
      Tony Corak Il y a 13 jours

      @Vyralator I get it though, you're upset. I was fooled too bud, I went to public indoctrination school too. I'll be honest, I don't even know what the moon really is. If you think the moon and the sun just line up perfectly the same size and all like two machine cut coins making a shadow only 70 miles wide when it's impossible to make a shadow small than the object with one light then I'm just laughing at you

    • Tony Corak
      Tony Corak Il y a 13 jours

      @Vyralator if you want to believe you can survive in a vacuum at 120c with batteries from the 60s using a computer with a few KBs to get to the moon then k can't help you

    • Tony Corak
      Tony Corak Il y a 13 jours

      @Vyralator when you use slave labour and have hundreds or people dying in the caves constructing your missiles and not giving a fuck makes you evil. The survivors saw him tour the caves many times. The ends does not justify the means. I'd run away right away but I guess folks like you need there lolipops and fancy pants. Ooooh so you're a genius and a rocket scientist that understands everything??? Got it

  • Naveen Gk
    Naveen Gk Il y a 17 jours

    Area 51

  • the chosen one
    the chosen one Il y a 17 jours

    Buzz Aldrin brought me here

  • Byron Lee
    Byron Lee Il y a 18 jours

    Zoron said if we came back he would vaporize earth

  • Jeff Leishman
    Jeff Leishman Il y a 18 jours

    you cant go back to the moon when in the first place you never when to the dam moon its all a scam people are stuipd sheeple

  • Elijag
    Elijag Il y a 19 jours

    They would have had to go in the first place in order to go back. The whole damn thing is the biggest joke in history. Takes about 5 minutes to learn Russia had rockets half the size of Saturn, with 4 times the thrust!!LOL. Now lets take a quick look at the suits, that they counted every stitch for weight, but each suit had a sunglasses pocket hahahahah. Lets talk pressure, TOR 1.34 can crush a 1/2" solid steel tanker. 62 miles above earth the level is TOR0.0000006, at the height of the moon its estimated at TOR 0.06 to the 17th power. Strongest vacuum in the world can simulate TOR levels of 62 miles up, takes 72 hours to pump out air and it takes 10 foot thick walls layered with concrete and steel to contain. The seals used can only be used 1 time because the pressure warps them. All that for the pressure levels of 62 miles up, you really think a cloth suit can be stronger than 10 foot of steel and concrete. If you want the truth of NASA and the moon landings, watch faking space. I dare you fan boys to watch one episode and still say it happened in all honesty. Its time the truth is out, wake up people. Use the God given critical thinking skills before they are completely gone. Tech. will be so good in another couple years they will be able to fake it to a point where nobody will be able to tell the truth. That's what they are counting on for the return trip. Take a look into how much money NASA has put into VR, AR, and other high end graphic manipulation programs. Ask yourself why NASA needs such software. Then watch footage from the 70's up til now and notice the progression of special effects quality. From scale models to AR in 50 years, that's the real achievement. If the younger generation can not put all this together and see the truth, fluoride has done its job and may God help us all.

  • Ashley Johnson
    Ashley Johnson Il y a 20 jours

    This whole article about the SLS is b******* this is just a way for them to keep a project in line and on the budget so that they can stay there spending the money on this rocket and the program when they're spending it on black projects shut this s*** the fuk down and where is the money going to go to next stop this fake bulshit with lying to everyone that we are alone you have f****** aliens living on our planet amongst us right now that you know about and everyone of you that are involved are in violation of the direct order of the Constitution of the United States and it is a form of high treason punishable by death there is no prison in this case all of you are guilty a bunch of f****** Liars

  • Back to the future
    Back to the future Il y a 20 jours

    We haven't been back to the moon because we dont have the technology like we used too 👌

  • KlapAl0ng
    KlapAl0ng Il y a 21 jour

    SLS vs Starship
    uUm ThEy ArE bOtH gOoD

  • Josh Hicks
    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour

    Any body seen the troll lol unlike these cowards I dont need to hide my identity lol Hello Good bye LOL

  • Josh Hicks
    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour

    Do you love trump... do the humpty dump... Dump Dump lmao tony tartaglia's bitch ass bout to be put on blast... hey Tony... Kiss the fattest part of my ass crack

  • Josh Hicks
    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour

    Hello... Good bye... btw Tony Tartaglia sucks Jesus' dick before going to bed lmao

  • Josh Hicks
    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour


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    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour


  • Josh Hicks
    Josh Hicks Il y a 21 jour

    Trump is a cock sucker lmao.. fuck christ you fucking prudes lmao

  • Rasmani promotion
    Rasmani promotion Il y a 21 jour

    They find what they was looking for so there is no reason to go back

  • No One
    No One Il y a 21 jour

    Maybe Americans need to be purged since they're all too retarded to advance their culture. They're better off nuked.

  • David Sherrill
    David Sherrill Il y a 21 jour

    NASA is a fucking lie

  • Army Labotimosky
    Army Labotimosky Il y a 23 jours

    Fantastic video Verge Science~!!!!!!! :) it's very sad so many of the comments posted were from low-brow basement dwellers~!!!!! :) Keep up the good work~!!!! Thanx~!!!

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 19 jours

      Do you always write like this?

  • strange lee
    strange lee Il y a 24 jours +3

    'I don't care if you landed a spacecraft on the Moon, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing'.

  • NoNose 3
    NoNose 3 Il y a 24 jours

    What will happend, if a human die in space? Do they will catch him/her or do they let him/her in space?

  • Yo Joe85881406
    Yo Joe85881406 Il y a 25 jours

    This is why they don’t go back. m.frclip.com/video/1Jn2fMYyxEc/vidéo.html

    • J Calhoun
      J Calhoun Il y a 18 jours

      A very carefully selected snippet. What was lost was the industrial INFRASTRUCTURE required to manufacture the 3 million parts in a Saturn V/Apollo craft. All the specialized tooling and fixtures -- scrapped. All the thousands of contracts for those parts -- canceled. The entire management team -- gone. All that would have to be rebuilt before the first "new" part arrived for assembly, at a cost of millions of dollars and many months of time.

  • jay cyrus
    jay cyrus Il y a 26 jours

    no one went to the moon!

  • rear view
    rear view Il y a 27 jours

    Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the Moon ? Because we are stuck here on the Big Blue Marble. No one is going anywhere in space until we can figure out how to get there. So for now it is called "FAKE SPACE"

  • Dallas McLaughlin
    Dallas McLaughlin Il y a 27 jours

    Who cares? Yawn

  • AsHoK ElaN
    AsHoK ElaN Il y a 27 jours

    ISRO will do...

  • Cezar Garcia
    Cezar Garcia Il y a 27 jours +1

    NASA did not go back to the moon because they lost all data and technology that brought(?) us there before.😜😜😜😜

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 19 jours

      @caav56 I'm not going to deny that. But that's hindsight for you.

    • caav56
      caav56 Il y a 23 jours

      @Vyralator Loss of Saturn production chains is kind of a tragedy, though. Instead of the Thrust-Assisted Orbiter Shuttle we've got, they could've gone with Reusable Saturn rockets (flyback, spashdown, mega-heli capture - there were a lot of plans) and keep everything going, while keeping the proven-and-working rocket in use and manufacture. Unfortunately, Nixon's administration did not like Saturn program.

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 26 jours +1

      Or that's how the moon landing deniers would like it to be.

  • felix mendez
    felix mendez Il y a 28 jours

    Because they never went in the first place. Next question.

    • J Calhoun
      J Calhoun Il y a 18 jours

      I see that Mendacious the Pathological Liar is still jacking his jaws.

    • Andrea69
      Andrea69 Il y a 27 jours

      Prove it.

  • jocsonv
    jocsonv Il y a 28 jours

    They covered the whole ship with gold tin foil and managed to go through the radiation belt. Wrapping the entire ship nowadays will cost a fortune. So there.

  • muirios1
    muirios1 Il y a 28 jours

    Don Pettit says we can't go to the moon.So how are we gonna go to mars? Magic? Look for yourself. He states we lost the technology to go to the moon.Lost all the tapes some 500 boxes of the greatest achievement of mankind... Wake up! NASA doesn't go anywhere. frclip.com/video/16MMZJlp_0Y/vidéo.html Look for yourself..
    Space is only in your imagination. Peace be with you.

    • Vyralator
      Vyralator Il y a 28 jours +1

      Moon landing denial 101: Take quotes out of context or take them to literally, good job.