On July 20, 1969, witnessed by hundreds of millions of people around the world, Armstrong became the first astronaut to land on the moon. But since 1972, the United States has never sent anyone to land on the moon. What is the reason for this? Is it true that, as some people say, the moon is the base for aliens to monitor the earth?
The story also starts from the 1960s. At that time, the world was just in the cold war period. In order to have more influence in the world, the United States and the Soviet Union, as superpowers at that time, fought in various aspects in the space race. But not long after the beginning, the Soviet Union gained considerable advantages in the space race.
On April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first manned satellite in human history, and Yuri Gagarin became the first astronaut to go into space. When the Soviet Union had sent human beings into space, the United States had not even launched any space program.
It was not until the founding of NASA in 1958 that all-round confrontation with the Soviet Union began. In order to pose some substantial threats to the Soviet Union, the United States even threatened to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon, which is the famous “a119 plan”. Fortunately, after the founding of NASA, many scientists jointly proposed to send humans to the moon instead of using violent means to bomb the moon.
In 1966, the federal government of the United States invested as much as US $6 billion to support the Apollo program, which was a huge sum of money at that time, equivalent to US $43 billion today. Although the human and material resources spent on the program were huge, it was indeed a great achievement in human history. In order to consolidate this influence, the United States carried out several more moon landings in the following years, Moreover, soil and ore samples were collected from the moon, but the cost of landing on the moon was extremely high.
At that time, it cost nearly 20 billion US dollars to go to the moon every time, but just when the United States could not bear the huge financial pressure, the former Soviet Union collapsed. So far, the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union ended with the final victory of the United States.
Then the U.S. Federation looked for various excuses to stop Apollo program, because they had won the competition with the Soviet Union. Finally, the Apollo space program came to an end with the successful return of Apollo 17 in 1972.
Although there is enough evidence to show that the United States stopped landing on the moon due to financial reasons, there are still some voices of doubt. For example, some people say that it was a scam of the United States. They think that the United States did not land on the moon at all in that year. All the photos and videos of landing on the moon were shot and produced on earth. Others say that the United States was on the moon after landing on the moon in that year The alien base was found on the back of the plane, but it didn’t continue to land on the moon because of fear.
However, with the successive landing of national probes on the moon, these unfounded conjectures will be broken. Decades later, the original space race has long been a memory. Now, with the continuous development of space tourism, Mars has become the next competition venue in the world.
At present, NASA has launched a number of probes to Mars, and in addition to NASA, many countries and private companies in the world are also involved. Musk has said that he plans to build 1000 starships in the next 10 years and send 1.5 million people to Mars by 2050.
Now there are 30 years to go before the 2050 Mars program. If you can leave the earth and live on another planet, will you be willing to leave the earth and try something new? Welcome to comment area.