I'd like to do that before we establish a "base" on the moon (although why we would want to is beyond me).
There are many things that were done back in the 1960s that we're not doing now (hugely funding Cold War activities, for example). And vice-versa: there are all kinds of scientific research (the human genome, stem cell, etc.) that were not even conceived of in that time.
A moon base is not high on anyone's priority list right now, except NASA workers in Florida and Texas, maybe.