NASA had plans to build a base on the moon. But a few years after the first landing on the moon the program ended with Apollo 17. The Apollo Program challenged our scientific capabilities.
Apollo 17 was the last time man ventured past low Earth orbit. NASA is planning future missions to the moon again.
But why did we stop traveling into deep space in 1972?
On the last mission to the moon in December 1972, the famous ‘blue marble’ photo was snapped.