Skip to comments.Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon
Posted on 11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST by blam
Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:55 PM
NASA. The Orion capsule will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before
President Barack Obama is still in power, which is good news for NASA, whose budget, strategy and missions may have been revised under defeated Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Space policy expert John Logsdon told Space.com's Mike Wall that plans to send humans to the far side of the moon have already been approved by the Obama administration, but were kept hush-hush in case Romney won Tuesday night's election.
The plan involves establishing a manned outpost about 38,000 miles from the moon in an area known as the Earth-moon libration point 2, or EML-2. This is a gravitationally stable spot, making it possible to "park" a spacecraft there, explains Wall. The station would service as a holding pen for astronauts so they could eventually do other things in space, like land on an asteroid (planned for 2025) or visit Mars (planned for the mid-2030s).
Mumblings of NASA's plans to send astronauts beyond the moon were reported back in September by the Orlando Sentinel's Mark K. Matthews when NASA Chief Charlie Bolden outlined the ambitious proposal to the White House.
In the meantime, a very powerful rocket called the Space Launch System and a space capsule are being developed so that NASA can theoretically begin construction on the outpost by 2021.
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The author's mind is apparently beyond the Moon ...
Oh so now he’s JFK...
Good. Start with space cadets like Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis
Man has already visited Mars and been in underground dwellings there (if you watch TV and believe those shows) .Inside a top secret building in El Segundo, CA, you can .’jump’ from the 8th floor and teleport yourself to Mars. I saw it on TV!!!
Cool. I think Obama could really show his strong leadership skills if he personally led this space mission to the outer solar system.
Nah.. Obama will insist they use wind power to get there.
And does that count toward NASA's prime mission of "Muslim Outreach"?
Now obama just wants to load it with some conservative "astronauts."
I was surprised to hear 2 rocket engine tests at Stennis today. Something I hadn’t heard in years.
Why is NASA reaching to the other side of the moon... Are there muslims over there to outreach to?
When did they change the name? It used to be LaGrange points.
Do I need to change my screen name?
Nasa is wanting 20 years to design a capsule. It only took them 8 years for the entire moon program. We aren’t going anywhere.
There’s a vacation the obummers can take.
By the way, if I remember my Celestial Mechanics classes, only L4 and L5 are truly “stable”. The others are “meta-stable”, which means that they are stable in two dimensions only. L4 and L5 are stable in three dimensions.
Somebody has their terminology screwed up. "Libration" refers to an effect caused by the apparent wobble of the Moon as it orbits the Earth. The Moon always keeps the same side toward the Earth, but due to libration, 59% of the Moon's surface can be seen over a period of time. What they were trying to say was "Lagrange Point".
French mathematician and astronomer Joseph Louis Lagrange showed that three bodies could lie at the apexes of an equilateral triangle which rotates in its plane. If one of the bodies is sufficiently massive compared with the other two, then the triangular configuration is apparently stable. Such bodies are sometimes referred to as Trojans. The leading apex of the triangle is known as the leading Lagrange point or L4; the trailing apex is the trailing Lagrange point or L5.
Easy mistake to make (both words begin with "L") but they mean entirely different things. If we are ever to move permanently into space and commercialize the asteroid belt, we will need to build a large base at one of the Lagrange points. The best way to do that would be to start with a base on the Moon, use solar power to produce building materials for the Lagrange station from Moon rock and ship it to the assembly point with a mass driver.
If the Earth is going to survive population pressure we need to begin moving permanently into near space and then progress further as technology develops. We are made of "star-stuff", it's time to go home.
PS A mass driver on the Moon would make an excellent way to launch kinetic weapons (rods of God?) back at Earth should the need arise.
Lyndon Johnson: And as I was sayin', whoever controls the high ground of space controls the world. The Roman Empire controlled the world because it could build roads. Later, the British Empire was dominant because they had ships. In the Air Stage, we were powerful because we had the airplane. And now the Communists have established a foothold in outer space. Pretty soon they'll have damned space platforms so they can drop nuclear bombs on us, like rocks from a highway overpass. Now HOW IN THE HELL did they ever get ahead of us?
I was an early member of the L-5 Society. The plan was to disband the organization with an all-member meeting aboard an L-5 domicile. That plan hasn't quite worked out (yet) and the Society has since merged with the former National Space Institute to form the present National Space Society L-5 Society
Yeah, I'm sure we got Tang, Teflon and a number of other things out of that, but the "space" mission has turned into something that looks suspiciously recreational.
"The Chicken Ranch was an illegal but tolerated brothel in the U.S. state of Texas that operated from 1905 until 1973. It was located in Fayette County about 2.5 miles east of downtown La Grange. The business was established by Miss Jessie Williams, and was the basis for the 1978 Broadway musical and later movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Now I finally know what ZZ Top was singing about.
ZZ Top - La Grange
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Ubanga sees NASA strictly as a propaganda tool for the “global warming” scam.
They’re not sending astronauts anywhere.
Democrats will never let humans venture to the stars...how then could they collect their taxes?