The Moon Landing Occurred In 1969, And The Reasons Why No One Has Visited Since Are Financial

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong muttered these famous words when he became the first person to ever step onto the Moon in 1969. Since then, voyages to the Moon have been few and far between – and the reasons why are tough to hear.

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In 1958 the United States Air Force first attempted to launch a probe into orbit around the Moon. Pioneer 0, as this probe is now known, was equipped with a camera and other instruments to record data about Earth’s natural satellite. However, it only reached about 10 miles into the air before the rocket carrying it skyward malfunctioned and exploded.

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