Ok... so according to NASA the decision to go to the moon was made in 1961. Also according to NASA we landed on the moon for the first time in 1969.
It took around 8 years to get to the moon the first time. That was using 1960's design techniques and technology.
Also according to NASA... the name of the mission that will finally put us back on the moon is Orion 13. It is scheduled to take place in 2019.
So think about that. It took 8 years to get the moon the first time. But... even though the Constellation Program has already been in the works for years its going to take us at least another 10 to get back.
And of course... lets just set asside the fact that the whole Constellation Program looks like a massive Apollo do-over.
No matter... Virgin Galactic will have a hotel on the moon before NASA gets back there with their pathetic 1960's rocket.
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