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Monday, February 01, 2010

The Moon

George W. Bush's plan to revive the moon landing program is apparently dead. The NYT today::
President Obama is calling on NASA to cancel the program that was to return humans to the Moon by 2020, and focus instead on radically new space technologies.

Mr. Obama’s 2010 budget proposal for NASA asks for $18 billion over five years for fueling spacecraft in orbit, new types of engines to accelerate spacecraft through space and robotic factories that could churn soil on the Moon — and eventually Mars — into rocket fuel.
This is not directly related, but it seems apt

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