"wanting something" and "being capable of something" are 2 completely different things once Russia landed a rover on the moon, they knew they would be able to retrieve samples. but is was a global race to be globally recognized as the leader of modern civilization so USA needed to put people physically on the moon surface tom take the lead. also USA had all the best rocket scientists in the world Russia did not so USA had more reliable less risk no other country had the resources or technology to land anything on the moon, least of which a human AND return them safe & alive. there was no large enough profitable goal from continuing to spend MASSIVE resources on launching things or people to the moon. "nobody wanted to because it was 100% loss & no gain once the USA had shown they were world #1" modern highly advanced cutting edge science technology shows it is possible to safely live in a bubble for many years some people superficially think this would be amazing 50 years ago going to mars would be a certain death by suicide eventually unless you decided to starve to death now today with advanced modern technology developed over the last 60 years people could live for many years safely and in a better level of wealth than hundreds of millions in the world. like people put into 5 star quarantine hotels, who complain about being locked up. who told you that ?