I was reading about how someone is finally actually going to point a telescope at the moon and they will be able to see everything there close-up.
So here's a thought. Why not have one PERMANENTLY pointing to the moon and make it a tourist thing so anyone can pay $5 (say) and go into the observatory and see the rovers, flags etc with their own eyes! They could have guides that could point out the various spots for them to look at and so on.
And as regards to finance, whatever the outlay, it would easily pay for itself very quickly surely? What about the millions of people who would probably visit? It would be like a "mecca" for many , something most would want to do at least once in their lifetime.
Wouldn't this finally nail HB thoughts in the coffin? Even ** would finally shut up don't you think?
So why don't they just do this one thing? Why why why?