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Why can we not go further in space?
Question Date: 2006-01-20
Answer 1:

The short answer is "Politics". We have the resources to explore the Solar System at present. We have the technology. However, space exploration is very expensive, and even with the expense, it is quite dangerous. Since the Apollo program, politicians have not been willing to give NASA the money (and the directive) needed to send people even back to the Moon, and we have never sent anybody farther than the Moon.

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