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    Leading the Way Back to the Moon

    SUMMARY: The centerpiece of NASA's Vision for Space Exploration is the new spacecraft that will carry astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. Jeff Hanley, appointed as Constellation Program manager in October, discusses the development of the new Crew Exploration Vehicle, the role of the International Space Station, and the path of the 'Vision.'

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    hey nasa, if your short an astronaut for this mission, call me up, i'll do it for free

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    Angry Dinosaurs

    Im sorry, but just a quick look at this vehicle fills me with dread...after all this time I can only see a modified T model ford....I mean what the heck are we doing...cant we come up with a better vehicle? Get Burt Rutan on the job or anyone else other than NASA!!!

    Please>>>>>grand new visions!!!!

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    Smile Computer illustration !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi Luscombe Newman
    Im sorry, but just a quick look at this vehicle fills me with dread...after all this time I can only see a modified T model ford....I mean what the heck are we doing...cant we come up with a better vehicle? Get Burt Rutan on the job or anyone else other than NASA!!!

    Please>>>>>grand new visions!!!!

    Me i do like the Computer illustration ! Make me dream ! Beware Midnight_toker i may steal your seat !

    And i have nothing against T model Ford , you must give some time to time.

    Rome has not been built in one year !

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    Still think its a modified garbage can....im sure there are a million minds out there who could do a better roman empire chariot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi Luscombe Newman
    Still think its a modified garbage can....im sure there are a million minds out there who could do a better roman empire chariot.
    What specifically about the proposed design do you take issue with?

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    Thumbs up Back to the Moon

    I think going back to the moon is a great idea I would be more than happy to go myself.
    We would all agree that the Apollo race to the moon was more political than for scientific discovery. But I think it was a shame that we stopped within a matter of 3 years of actual landings on the moon and only 12 men have ever landed on the moon. I think one important thing to do as part of the return to the moon program, would be to perform specific landings where some of the previous Apollo sites were located (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 or 17). There are remains there. It would prove that once and for all that we did actually land there. I know we did, but I have noticed quite a few younger generation people who believe otherwise.

    Besides that, being able to test the ideas that NASA and other Aerospace companies have for any Mars mission on the Moon would be a great testing area for that. If an emergency ever arose, the humans on the moon would have a better chance of getting back sooner than for a Mars mission. There is a lot that still can be achieved by doing Moon missions.

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    Welcome Rocketaholic.

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    Cool Back to the Moon and to real Human exploration

    The status right now for NASA and for human exploration in general, is kind of like the saying of two steps forward and three steps back. Man has ventured out to the moon (34 years ago since Apollo 17). Yes it was a race and we got there and from reading the historical journals of the manned missions, some saftey corners were cut in order to get there.

    The space shuttle is by far a major improvement compared to the Apollo capsule. Yes there are always risks and the people involved with this type of business realize that each and every time they go up into the air or into space. But they still go. For mankind to sitstill and fester within its confines is madness.

    Some options and ideas that the ealier engineers dreamed are still possible today. If the countries that are involved with space exploration can get over their petty and political differences and combine their efforts together, human exploration back to the moon and mars for humankind can happen and it will continue to happen with or without US involvement.

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    Has anyone here read "First Man"? about Neil Armstrong. I think it is a very well written book, and it makes me want to continue to explore the moon and beyond.

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