Saturday, August 1, 2009

ALABAMA: Next moon visit: 2028?

More than 30 people in 4 states accused of bilking $16 million with phony claims

From Tribune news services
July 30, 2009

Next moon visit: 2028?
NASA's goal of putting astronauts back on the moon by 2020 is all but impossible to achieve, a presidential panel was told Wednesday.

An independent analysis concluded there is little hope NASA could replicate any time soon what Apollo 11 accomplished 40 years ago.

And sources said an undisclosed part of the study showed it may take until 2028 -- nearly 60 years after America's first moon landing -- to get back.

The grim assessment, delivered on the second day of hearings this week on NASA's human spaceflight program, is the latest blow to the Constellation program, a 4-year-old effort to design new rockets and a crew capsule to take astronauts to the moon and eventually Mars.

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