is there still a military reason for a manned moon landing?

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  • 1 month ago

    If we were to TELL you that, we'd then have to KILL you, to make sure you don't blab about it, or try to use it to your own advantage.

  • Joe
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    There never was a military reason to be on the Moon.  But going to the Moon  changed the world.  The technology and materials to get there are integrated into every modern weapon system from F22 to Nuke Sub.   Just the plastics used have saved millions of lives as they are used in medical equipment and drug manufacturing.  Everything from cell phones to car engines to TV to food packaging to clothing to internet to weather reporting to .....................................

  • Manuel
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    No doubt that one could be found to suit the circumstance(s), be safe.

  • 1 month ago

    Nope.

    Nor is there a scientific reason. Those of us who are with it know that technology has moved on since the middle of last century. All exploration of space for military and scientific purposes is now done robotically. Manned spaceflight is totally obsolete for those purposes.

    The only reason to strap suckers to an ICBM and shoot them up into the sky is purely for entertainment value. Big Money sees a profit to be made from the gaudy spectacle and hype of bozos floating about with frizzy hair while making innane comments about "progress", when in reality all the progress is in microelectronics and has nothing to do with space.

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  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It is needed to protect the US's territorial claim.

    Source(s): The Moon became a US territory on July 20, 1969.
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    For the US there is always a military reason for any space mission.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We really need to get a grip to land there at last.

  • 1 month ago

    For researching, certainly.   But, for weaponizing - I'd say no...  not unless we decide to discard the treaties we've signed.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, strategically and tactically. The Moon is like Antarctica. There are reasons to research stations there and create infrastructure there as base for launching rockets to other planets and mine and deflect asteroids and comets. It takes less fuel to launch a rocket from the Moon than it does from Earth. Scientifically, we DO NOT know everything there is to know about the Moon. 

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    to set up a base? for protection for the mining companies and facilities to follow. word is, they're going to mine the moon to see if there are any minerals there we can use. given that the environmental people are going to limit mining here on Earth, then they will need to look for minerals elsewhere, ie, the moon. The first trillionaire will be the people who can get there and get set up first. maybe America will beat China there. hard to say with this new administration. Biden will hold us up, while China gets there first.

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