I do not profess to hold all the answers or even any answers but most of you here know me and in my own personal research I have not been able to explain away the photographs other than they were forged either before or sometime after the missions in question. They are too "perfect" in their composition and lighting and a lot of them look staged on a sound lot at MGM.
I have looked at a lot of the images posted by Richard and in my studied opinion having looked at all possible scenarios on the moon landing find the possiblitly of enormous glass structures on the lunar surface and NASA hiding this fact to be the least likely of any of all I have read or seen. In fact on a scale of 1 to a million I would give it maybe 1/2.
Did they find other artifacts on the moon maybe left by the colonists who came here from Mars who maybe used The Moon as a stopover ? Well that at least would be worthy of discussions and I have just downloaded The Martian Chronicles and will watch it soon to get reaquainted with this classic story. But giant glass structures ? I doubt it very much.
However the question of why the sudden re-kindling of interest of explorations on The Moon certainly has to be addressed and claiming geological finds such as gold and silver, although on the surface interesting would not in themselves be reason to spend billions again on this exploration and perhaps Richard can answer this question that continually nags at me. If America could go from Kennedy's speech in 1961 to a moon landing in 1969 then why do we and the world need over 20 years to do this same feat now ? Especially with technology so far ahead of the sixties.