With the moth-balling of the Shuttle fleet quickly arriving, now what do we do as a country that has led the "Space Race" for so many years?
The president has said that we will refocus on the moon missions. What purpose do these missions serve the advancement of science? Least of all that the moon landing was a hoax to begin with. If we cannot fly a fleet of space shuttles, with 30 years of advanced technology around the Earth without blowing up a couple of the shuttles, then how in the world did we do the whole moon thing?
I know, moon conspiracy theorists are kooks and paranoid freaks with no scientific backing. Forget scientific backing and just look at normal facts:
Why was the "moon missions" suddenly abandoned? We should have an outpost on the Moon, yet we can't even build a Space Station without time and budget overruns and technological issues.
Something is just not right.