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    Seeing the end of Obama’s space doctrine, a bipartisan Congress moves in

    Democrats and Republicans see the Moon as a pragmatic first step in deep space.
    http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/...ress-moves-in/

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    now there is hope of manned moon landings in the 2020s from NASA as well. Will SpaceX join the party - here is to hoping

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    This co-ed piece in today's spacenews says it all.

    http://spacenews.com/op-ed-saving-na...urney-to-mars/

    The House Appropriations Committee may have just induced such a paralysis by proposing to block funding for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). This mission represents the first step in the Journey to Mars, advances needed technologies for Mars and gives Orion and SLS their first real exploration mission. If their action to stop ARM is allowed to stand, there will be no human space exploration earlier than 2030: a delay of at least 5, and more likely 10 years, in any journey to Mars.

    The space community’s lack of support for NASA and ARM is a shot in our foot. Its political lesson, of undermining a presidential initiative for a human Mars goal, will not be lost. The community’s fractionation, whereby the scientists are happy with their robotic missions, the industry is happy with their rocket contracts, and the technologists are happy with their flight demonstrations, leaves out only the public who would like to see a grander human venture marshalling the talents of all these communities.

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    Asteroid redirect sounds like it is quite important.

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    An orbit first Mars mission actually gets you the asteroid--counting the Mar's captured moons
    http://www.spacenewsmag.com/commenta...rst-consensus/

    What is more--if Mars really is straining these things--you have handy cracks to place carabiners and micro-bots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    now there is hope of manned moon landings in the 2020s from NASA as well. Will SpaceX join the party - here is to hoping
    Looks like the Russian's hope to gate crash the party

    http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/or...starting-2025/

    Russia plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon on a regular basis as soon as 2025, the Roscosmos State Corporation has recently revealed. According to Russian authorities, the country could carry out one or two launches yearly of its crewed spacecraft called “Federation”—currently in development—in order to transport people to lunar orbit.

    This ambitious plan envisages the Federation spacecraft orbiting the Moon as well as humans landing on the lunar surface. Moreover, the project includes sending cosmonauts on a trip beyond the Moon’s orbit to the so-called Lagrangian points.

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    This ambitious plan envisages the Federation spacecraft orbiting the Moon as well as humans landing on the lunar surface.
    If it's a Federation spacecraft they can just "beam" the Cosmonauts down to the surface.

    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    If it's a Federation spacecraft they can just "beam" the Cosmonauts down to the surface.

    That will make Scotti a Russian

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    Крошка Bairns не может принять больше!

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    Кто Bairns

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    Are they going to send a nuclear wessel?
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Кто Bairns
    Branes? I didn't think those were proven yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Are they going to send a nuclear wessel?
    Oh... RIP Checkov.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/anton-ye...ov-dead-at-27/
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