NASA administrator Bolden: no man to the moon
The truth is NASA has no idea how to land a man on the moon.
NASA chief Charles Bolden said that the space agency won't be sending astronauts back to the moon any time soon. The U.S. space agency won't be leading the way back to the moon in the foreseeable future in order to maintain its focus on manned missions to an asteroid, and eventually to Mars.
This is what Bolden said during a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (April 4th, 2013), according to a SpacePolitics.com report by Jeff Foust. Bolden is quoted as saying: "NASA will not take the lead on a human lunar mission" and "NASA is not going to the moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime. And the reason is, we can only do so many things."
Bolden also spoke very clearly on the subject during a congressional hearing in 2010 (see video below). The hearing was about the Constellation Project which aimed to send man to the moon by 2020. President Obama cancelled the project that was started by President George W. Bush. NASA had no idea how to land a man on the moon.
"We would have a heavy lift launch vehicle with no capability of putting people on the surface of the moon" and "Money was really not the only problem."
He goes on to say that they would have had to develop the lunar lander "from scratch".
At 3:14 in the video it seems that Bolden is almost saying: we cannot go to the moon. So what NASA did in the late sixties is now impossible to do in the 21st century? NASA lost all the documentation from the Saturn V heavy lift rocket and the Apollo moon lander. They built something in the 60s that we have no idea how to recreate in 2018? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. NASA couldn't make it they just faked it.