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I am thinking you meant the rockets being retired? Well for starters a lot of the people who built them are dead or retired so the technical skills are lacking and would have to be rediscovered by a whole new generation of engineers and scientists. The contractors and sub contractors that assisted is basically all gone or merged into something unrecognizable as well as the documentation is either destroyed or put into some warehouse somewhere with the only people who knew where are dead.The specialized tools and equipment that is required to build the rockets no longer exists and would have to be remade as well as the whole chain of manufacturing. All this would cost probably around tens of billions of dollars and thats not even talking about the rockets themselves.Also why would you go back? There is not enough of scientific value in going there anymore and its incredibly dangerous and prohibitively expensive.
@Soteris ya exactlyWhy would they be retired and not continued to keep learning and training new peopleThat makes no senseAnd whats the point of going to outter space? What do you mean thats exactly what we are planning to do right nowSo that also makes no sense
Dont get me wrong I would love to keep going with space exploration but progress is not going the direction of the Saturn V. Its sort of an "evolutionary dead end", it was made for a certain purpose and it has fulfilled it. Modern rockets and shuttles are completely different such as the space shuttle and modern rocket technology has advanced light years ahead of the Saturn V ones.The problem is simply that after the space race with the soviet union the priorities shifted to a more small scale and efficient direction instead of the "lets build the largest explosive we can and put a tin can ontop of it" so funding was dramatically cut and development turned towards the new projects.However if you want to build something as big or bigger than the Saturn V its going to require another massive investment of both time, money and people. The amount of tests and resources such a project requires is quite frankly absurd.