Oh well, we missed the deadline. Let's quit and just throw all this space stuff into the sea.
At least we can focus more on killing each other. I know! Let's build a giant metal cylinder that we can throw at the enemy!
All quite likely possibilities aside, I'm all for continuing to build things for as long as it takes to get it right.
Also, it'd be hilarious if NASA asked the military for a loan around congress... We suddenly have the money to land on the moon next week! Naahhh, never mind where the money came from, anybody going to the moon, pack your bags!