NASA in HEBREW means “TO DECEIVE.” (No stars, no thick layer of moondust, no sign of a crator under the lander, backgrounds on moon similar to backgrounds on earth, scales moon and earth sometimes wrong on pictures)
You do realize the moon is within Earth's orbit. It includes anything between us and the Sun. He's not saying we haven't gone to the moon or can't send people beyond Earth's orbit. He's saying we need the new heavy lift rockets under development to send people to Mars and beyond.
The moons rotation is about 27 days, same as its orbit around the Earth. If the moon didn't rotate in geosynchronous relation to its orbit we would see its rotation on earth. You can validate this with two balls. The position of the earth seen on the moon does not change much. Details can be found at this link -> http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question58.html