• Question: is appolo 18 the last trip to the moon also why did the goverment secretly send them thwere

    Asked by wharmandayd to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      I’m not sure about this – that’s the plot of the film, but I don’t think it happened in reality!

      Apollo missions are horrendously expensive. You wouldn’t believe how much a single launch costs. Unfortunately, the Apollo missions were closed mostly for this reason. Maybe one day we’ll launch more organised missions into space!

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      I think the moon missions were also stopped because as well as being very expensive we weren’t learning very much new from them. Perhaps it’s better to save up all of the money and then have a mission to mars? What do you think? Where do you think we should be exploring in space?