Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
Why? Do you think people just don't care enough anymore? Methods of design, manufacture and testing have improved tremendously since then.

Have you forgotten about Apollo 1? Poor quality work led to that horror, exacerbated by some poor design.

Your statement doesn't hold water. Cars and air travel are safer than they've ever been, due to constant learning and improvement. Independent companies are getting into space now, and I am pretty sure that not killing people is a very important consideration to them.
No, I simply meant that the designs of the equipment have fallen into oblivion. I didn't say they couldn't do it with the present technology. They're not likely to though, as the moon is just sand. There's no resources there that can be mined or utilized. A basically worthless ball that provides the tides here, and that's about all.