This isn't a bad idea, but it does make me chuckle...
When I was a kid back in the 1970s, I picked up a book published in 1958 for kids that talked about "the future of space flight." They talked about flights on a spaceplane (eg, the X-20). This would lead to the construction of a space station in orbit (such as what you see in 2001: A Space Odyssey) and, eventually, trips to the Moon coming along sometime in the late 1980s.
That was sort of the "plan" way back when and, if you look at older science-fiction, it follows that.
But Kennedy came along and, in a pissing contest with the Soviets, said, "We'll race you to the Moon!" And the whole idea was to put someone on the Moon and bring them home safely, but not much planning into what to do after that.