Recently I viewed material posted to SciForums stating that "there was no manned Moon Landing and what you saw was all a big hollywood photoshoot/hoax". Replies referred to an artical regarding plans to "mine the asteroids". But why not mine the moon? Refer to the following diagram I generated using Microsoft Paint entitled "Dangle My Long Rope to the Moon.jpg" Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! There would be some sort of equilibrium. A rope* could be anchored to the moon and the space station would dangle on the other end hanging towards earth. Just enough tension would necessary to allow the carting of minerals and elements mined from the surface of the moon to be carted up and down the rope between the Satellite and the moon. Mining Asteroids/ Mining the Moon? Cesspit please.