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#59: If the Moon Landings Weren't Fake, Why Haven't We Been Back?

#59: If the Moon Landings Weren't Fake, Why Haven't We Been Back?

Conspiracy theorists have many “reasons” for why we've never been to the moon: the Van Allen radiation belts are too deadly, the challenges are too difficult, re-entry into the atmosphere is too hot. But Jason Funk, who asked today's question, points out that the cranks have at least one point-if we did go to the moon in 1960s, why haven't we been back after five decades of technological evolution?

Good question. Let's dive in.

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