Monday, December 04, 2006

P-70 NASA says it will set up polar moon camp.....

NASA says it will set up polar moon camp WASHINGTON - NASA may be going to the same old moon with a ship that looks a lot like a 1960s Apollo capsule, but the space agency said Monday that it's going to do something dramatically different this time: Stay there..... Unveiling the agency's bold plan for a return to the moon, NASA said it will establish an international base camp on one of the moon's poles, permanently staffing it by 2024, four years after astronauts land there.

It is a sweeping departure from the Apollo moon missions of the 1960s and represents a new phase of space exploration after space shuttles are retired in 2010.
Last year, NASA said it would cost $104 billion just to get back to the moon for its first trip, but on Monday NASA officials declined to estimate the larger costs of a permanent lunar program. They just said it would stay within NASA's budget.

The estimated time frame for NASA's lunar plans are:

2009 — a first test of one of the lunar spaceships.

2014 — the first manned test flight of the Orion crew exploration vehicle, but no moon landing.

2020 — the first flight of the four-astronaut crew to the moon.

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Back in the early 1960's President John Kennedy set plans in motion to have a man on the moon within 10 years. By 1969, Neil Armstrong had walked on the moon. Special metals and plastics technology, as well as propulsion and other systems were all developed from scratch. Computers were just beginning to come out of the tube stage... and yet they did that 40 YEARS AGO...

Look back at all the inventions and technological advances science has made... but some how NASA would have us believe that the space program needs to be re-invented and that they have learned nothing in the past 40 years... and can't even duplicate wat was done...

There are already bases on the moons polar regions and dark side.. There are also manned bases on Mars and Venus and they are presently working on one on Jupiter...



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