ews like this doesn’t help in the battle against conspiracy theorists. Way to go NASA. You announce putting a ROVER on the moon by 2023? That will take us 4 years? Then, you set the ambitious goal of following that up with astronauts on the moon in 2028?
JFK announced going to the moon in 1961, we did it in 1969. 8 years. Now, NASA is announcing doing it 9. Wouldn’t it seem like we should be able to get there sooner now? This will surely whip up the conspiracy types into a frenzy. You’ll never talk sense into them now! “No, we have been to the moon before, honest. I don’t know why it’s taking longer the 2nd time.”
It looks like these astronauts in 2028 will be staying for a while. Still hadn’t there been work on going to Mars? To be fair, it appears as though NASA has big plans for this future lunar base and it should be quite the facility probably with a Tang bar and “Earth” roofs. At any rate, this is a real gut punch for those of us feebly trying to put out the conspiracy fires that keep popping up like whack-A-moles.