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The President's plan to revisit the moon raises lots of questions--here are the answers

• By Rachel Feltman and Sara Chodosh

Donald Trump isn't the first president to suggest we send people back to the moon, but his recent declaration sparked a lot of questions here at PopSci. Being science journalists, we went ahead and answered those queries, then compiled them here in case you're curious, too.

Won't going back to the moon inspire people to become scientists?

If you were a kid in 1969 who watched man first set foot on the moon through a crackling television, you may have been awe-inspired enough to want to become a scientist or an astronaut. Going back won't have quite the same effect. Yes, we could do more advanced experiments up there and come back with better footage, but it's not a massive feat the way it was when our computers were basically just calculators.

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