Dhaka, Sept. 18 -- In the history of humanity, the moon landing remains an unrivalled success. The Apollo 17 mission by NASA left the last human footprint on the lunar surface in December 1972. Astronauts stepped on the moon, gathered rocks, took famous photographs, and conducted experiments that altered the understanding of our role in the cosmos.

But the big issue is, why haven't we gone back in after half a century? The reasons include political, financial, and public interest considerations.

Political nurdles

NASA's Artemis program aims to rekindle lunar exploration, promising to return US astronauts to the moon by 2025 with groundbreaking diversity in its crew. Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine argues that science or techn...