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Thursday, April 30, 2009

NASA Moon Base Plan Scuttled?

Acting NASA Administrator Chris Scolese told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies that a lunar base being planned for a time after 2020 may be scuttled in favor of longer-term plans for Orion to visit a near-Earth asteroid and Mars. Space analysts and the Planetary Society have advocated that the agency cancel plans for a permanent moon base, carry out shorter moon missions instead, and focus on getting astronauts to Mars, according to NewScientist. The testimony of Scolese is referenced here.

1 comment:

Barrie said...

Hi Jack

The moonbase in the photograph looks familiar. Is it from the Gerry Anderson tv show UFO?