NASA Releases Video Announcing We're Going Back To The Moon By 2024 (And Staying There)

May 24, 2019


This is a video released by NASA and narrated by William Shatner announcing the organization's plans to return to the moon by 2024 and maintain a presence there as we push human exploration further into the solar system and beyond (the plan includes 'Gateway', a space station orbiting the moon and serving as a recharge and repair station for reusable lunar landers). The scientists and engineers in the video view the moon as a sort of jumping-off point for future missions into space, already outside the difficulty of escaping earth's atmosphere. So -- do you think you would be able to survive on the moon? That was a trick question, and the answer is only if I decide to let you, because I will be the leader of a ruthless barbarian moon tribe.

Keep going for the video and get amped about space.

Thanks again to K Diddie, who agrees without proper funding NASA isn't going to be sending anything to the moon besides postcards.

  • Deksam

    What a maga idea!

  • Eric Ord

    I could never land on the moon! I'd get stuck there and have to grow potatoes to survive.

  • Bling Nye

    Your father managed it. He landed on your mom's ass, got stuck there and had to grow potatoes to survive.

  • jimmycleaver

    In 2024, astronauts will be staying in the moon.

    Then later in 2037, the moon breaks aparts after humanity overpopulated it.

  • Adibobea9

    Seems like a bad idea to mine the moon for materials when it isn't self sustaining which in turn could impact it's purpose here on earth…

  • Richard Trevenen

    Shatner says 2024 so 2024 it is!

  • Douchy McDouche

    I bet the sex will be fun.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Oh, did you read that book based on true events: "sex on the moon"? In the end, it wasn't even very fun. :(

    He got arrested and charged with terrorism

  • Douchy McDouche

    No, but I saw "Man on the moon". In the end, it wasn't very fun either :(

    He never made it to the moon.

  • Colin Lang

    I know some people I'd like to ship to the moon and leave them there....where do I sign them up?

  • David

    Me too and everyone of them are leftists Congressmen and women who think they have a right to steal my hard working tax dollars and give it to illegal aliens.

  • Wooder

    were you the same guy that signed them up for the Mars mission? they were so bad they cancelled the Mars trip.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Yeah, thanks, Colin!!!

  • Wooder

    I've heard the WiFi is horrible on the moon...I'm out!

    PS: Google maps doesn't work either...head spinning.

  • Ron Jones
  • Mark

    The moon will have its own internet!

    I imagine Tinder will be pretty lame as well. :-p

  • captaindash

    No swiping. Only stroking. Not lame at all though. Think about how far you'll be able to shoot.

  • Bling Nye

    2024 isn't realistic, but it's a nice distraction. Especially for people that look back on the moon missions as a time when America was "great"...

    The guy they hired to lead this just quit yesterday.

    That said, I do hope I get to see us going back to the moon to stay in my lifetime. Sounds like 2028 is a bit more realistic, assuming we don't all end in a nuclear conflagration before then.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The technology exists already and it wouldn't be too hard to take one of the existing rocket platforms and add all the redundancies required for moving humans.

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