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  • Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution'

    08/16/2010 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 16, 2010 | Susan King
    Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” “I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.” The native of Waukegan, Ill., has never been shy about expressing himself -- he described President Clinton with a word that rhymes...
  • Nasa 'needs another £30bn to fulfil Moon mission'

    08/13/2009 9:30:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/13/2009 | Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    Nasa will not be able to meet its target of sending humans back to the Moon by 2020, or even dream of landing on Mars, because it is suffering from chronic underfunding, a presidential review panel has warned. The US space agency needs at least another $50 billion (£30 billion) over the next decade if it is to come close to delivering on its vision for retiring the space shuttle, completing construction of the International Space Station and launching ambitious new voyages of discovery. Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969. He believes a new lunar mission would be pointless...
  • NASA on target for return to the moon by 2020: officials

    12/10/2007 6:20:45 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 138 replies · 300+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 10 07:26 PM
    Despite funding uncertainty, NASA is on track to return humans to the moon by 2020 and set up a lunar outpost to serve as a springboard to explore Mars, officials said Monday. "Our job is to build towns on the moon and eventually put tire prints on Mars," NASA's Rick Gilbrech told reporters here, one year after the US space agency unveiled an ambitious plan to site a solar-powered, manned outpost on the south pole of the moon. "We have the International Space Station; we're going to have a lunar outpost, and someday, certainly, somebody will go to Mars," said...
  • Astronaut lets new moonship name slip, "Orion" (Jeff Williams in orbit on Int'l Space Station)

    08/22/2006 8:18:42 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 48 replies · 1,817+ views
    AP ^ | Tues. Aug. 22nd, 2006 | Mike Schneider
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The name of the new vehicle that NASA hopes will take astronauts back to the moon was supposed to be hush-hush until next week. But apparently U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams, floating 220 miles above Earth at the international space station, didn't get the memo. Williams, through no fault of his own, let it slip Tuesday that the new vehicle's name is Orion. "We've been calling it the crew exploration vehicle for several years, but today it has a name — Orion," Williams said, taping a message in advance for the space agency that was transmitted accidentally...
  • Mojave company to aid in moon mission

    05/10/2006 1:07:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | ALLISON GATLIN
    MOJAVE - XCOR Aerospace will help develop a rocket engine for NASA's next manned spacecraft under a multimillion-dollar contract announced Tuesday. Mojave-based XCOR is teamed with Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, for the first phase of developing a rocket engine that runs on liquid oxygen and liquid methane, nontoxic fuels that could help lower the overall cost of spaceflight. XCOR's portion of the $10.4 million contract is $3.3 million, the biggest government contract the company has had to date, CEO Jeff Greason said. "We were a significant part of this team," he said. "We are very excited about the opportunity to...
  • Congress OKs NASA plans Moon mission, prizes OK'd

    12/20/2005 7:01:00 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 18 replies · 439+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/20/05 | Jim Skeen
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - Congress agreed to terms on NASA legislation formally endorsing the plan to return man to the moon and expanding a prize program inspired in part by the Ansari X Prize. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Act of 2005, agreed to by negotiators of both the Senate and House of Representatives, formally incorporates the "Vision for Space Exploration" announced in January 2004 by President George W. Bush, directing a new moon mission program. The bill's language directs a "sustained human presence on the moon" as a means to provide a steppingstone for future missions to...
  • NASA picks rocket for return to Moon

    08/23/2005 7:24:12 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 150 replies · 2,332+ views
    NASA has decided to develop a 100t to low-Earth orbit (LEO) in-line heavylift booster using a highly modified external tank and new five segment solid-rocket boosters (SRB), Christopher Shank, special assistant to NASA administrator Michael Griffin, has revealed to Flight International. Shank says the agency will also develop a crew exploration vehicle (CEV) launcher that will be an in-line SRB with a cryogenic second stage. These will become the launch vehicles to take the USA back to the Moon from 2015 and beyond. Previously NASA administrator Michael Griffin had only expressed his personal preference for Shuttle derived launch vehicles. The...
  • Former Astronaut Neil Armstrong Endorses Bush Space Exploration Plan

    03/12/2004 10:17:15 AM PST · by John W · 24 replies · 488+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | March 12, 2004 | The Associated Press
    HOUSTON (AP) - Former astronaut Neil Armstrong says Americans should support President Bush's plan for renewed missions to the moon and beyond. Armstrong said the plan is economically sustainable and that the country must accept the risks associated with space exploration in order to reap technological rewards. "Our president has introduced a new initiative with renewed emphasis on the exploration of our solar system and expansion of human frontiers," Armstrong told a crowd of nearly 600 people Thursday. "This proposal has substantial merit and promise." He was in Houston to receive the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement. Armstrong, 73,...
  • Commercializing the New Space Initiative

    03/01/2004 1:49:59 PM PST · by anymouse · 12 replies · 224+ views
    The Space Review ^ | Monday, March 1, 2004 | Jeff Foust
    When President George W. Bush officially announced the new space initiative at NASA Headquarters on January 14, he invoked the memory of a famous pair of explorers, Lewis and Clark. As Bush put it: Two centuries ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis to explore the new lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. They made that journey in the spirit of discovery, to learn the potential of vast new territory, and to chart a way for others to follow. America has ventured forth into space for the same reasons. A closer reading of history, though, suggests that the...
  • India offers free payloads on moon mission

    03/01/2004 1:35:10 AM PST · by VinayFromBangalore · 9 replies · 196+ views
    Borneo Bulletin Online ^ | March 1, 2004 | Brunei Press
    NEW DELHI (dpa) - India has offered to carry 10-kilogramme payloads free of cost from different countries on its unmanned moon mission, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said Germany, Canada, Russia and Israel have already expressed interest in the proposal. Each 10-kg payload would cost 510 million rupees (US$11.3 million), and ISRO will foot the bill, the Indian Express newspaper reported. "The Indian lunar mission offers a wonderful opportunity, more so since these kinds of offers don't come often," said Marc Garneau, president of the Canadian Space Agency. India's moon mission, called Chandrayaan I, was...
  • Bush's space plan a political hoax

    02/09/2004 5:31:57 AM PST · by snopercod · 72 replies · 221+ views
    Florida Today ^ | January 30, 2004 | Alex Roland
    <p>On Jan. 14, President Bush directed NASA to develop an Exploratory Crew Vehicle that would fly to the International Space Station, support construction of a base on the moon, and eventually fly humans to Mars.</p> <p>To support this bold initiative, he promised $1 billion in new funding for NASA over the next five years, with $11 billion more to be redirected from other NASA programs.</p>
  • Moon Base: NASA's Recurring Dream

    02/03/2004 3:43:40 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 297+ views
    Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jan. 15, 2004 PT | Noah Shachtman
    <p>Moon base? Old news.</p> <p>In his hotly anticipated announcement Wednesday, President Bush ordered NASA scientists to plan for a manned "foothold on the moon." They might look through their old filing cabinets to start, because the U.S. government and its contractors have been planning lunar colonies since long before Neil Armstrong took his one giant leap for mankind in 1969.</p>
  • Another giant leap: Scientists around the world are eyeing the moon as a future research lab

    01/28/2004 5:33:54 PM PST · by ambrose · 10 replies · 223+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1.29.04 | Peter N. Spotts
    from the January 29, 2004 edition - Another giant leapScientists around the world are eyeing the moon as a future research lab and a gateway to space exploration, while companies look at commercial prospects.By Peter N. Spotts | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor It's been dubbed Earth's attic, a keystone for understanding the early history of the inner planets, and even a potential safe-deposit box for evidence of life early in the solar system's history. By whatever label, the moon's star appears to be rising. Even before President Bush unveiled his space policy earlier this month,...
  • Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin

    01/26/2004 2:32:41 PM PST · by ambrose · 79 replies · 259+ views
    AP ^ | 1.27.04 | AFP
    Last Update: Tuesday, January 27, 2004. 1:03am (AEDT) Russia, US can collaborate in Mars exploration: Putin Russia and the United States can collaborate in exploring Mars, Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Colin Powell in talks on Monday. Congratulating the envoy on the US mission that has seen two probes land on the surface of the Red Planet in the past three weeks, Mr Putin said that Russia "has noted with interest President Bush's ambitious plans for the conquest of Mars," the Interfax news agency reported. "I believe that in this area there are things we can...
  • Three-fifths of Americans oppose Bush's mission to moon, Mars [rather it be spent on entitlements]

    01/23/2004 6:05:38 PM PST · by ambrose · 52 replies · 434+ views
    AFP ^ | 1.19.04 | AFP
    Three-fifths of Americans oppose Bush's mission to moon, Mars WASHINGTON (AFP) - More than three-fifths of Americans oppose President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s proposal to return to the moon and eventually put a human on Mars, according to a poll. His plan to spend billions of dollars to manned mission to the moon and eventually to Mars drew opposition from 61 percent of the 1,003 adults surveyed January 14-15. Bush called late Wednesday for a new space vessel capable of traveling to the moon as early as 2015. He would give the US space agency NASA (news...
  • Shuttle Retired As US Heads Back To Moon

    01/14/2004 5:26:06 PM PST · by blam · 462 replies · 959+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2004 | Alec Russell
    Shuttle retired as US heads back to Moon By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 15/01/2004) The United States space shuttle programme is to be closed down. The cornerstone of America's space effort for three decades will be phased out by 2010. President George W Bush called for the shuttle to be retired yesterday as he unveiled plans to send man back to the Moon by 2015. Columbia : ill-fated space shuttle Speaking at Nasa headquarters outside Washington, Mr Bush proposed to develop a new spacecraft to take Americans to the Moon, which would be used as a "stepping stone" for...
  • Poll: U.S. Tepid on Bush's Space Plans

    01/14/2004 12:54:57 PM PST · by smith288 · 36 replies · 207+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 12, 2004 | Fox News
    <p>WASHINGTON  — President Bush's (search) plan to build a space station on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars hasn't grabbed the public's imagination, an Associated Press poll suggests.</p> <p>More than half in the poll said it would be better to spend the money on domestic programs rather than on space research.</p>
  • Bush Outlines Plan for 2015 Moon Landing

    01/14/2004 1:48:38 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 212+ views
    ABC News ^ | 14 Jan 03 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON Jan. 14 — President Bush beckoned the nation "forward into the universe" on Wednesday, outlining a costly new effort to return Americans to the moon as early as 2015 and use it as a waystation to Mars and beyond. Bush said he envisioned "a new foothold on the moon...and new journeys to the world beyond our own," underscoring a renewed commitment to manned spaceflight less than a year after the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and a crew of seven. In a speech delivered at NASA headquarters a few blocks from the White House, Bush unveiled a plan...
  • Bush Calls for New Moon Landing by 2015

    01/14/2004 12:31:41 PM PST · by Holly_P · 78 replies · 348+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Jan. 14, 2004 | Paul Recer (A.P.)
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Bush proposed on Wednesday to develop a new spacecraft to carry Americans back to the moon by 2015, and to establish a long-term base there as an eventual springboard to Mars and beyond.</p> <p>Bush would withdraw the United States from the International Space Station by 2010 and retire the space shuttle fleet at about the same time. Details of his proposal were released by the White House in advance of a speech by the president at NASA headquarters.</p>
  • Taking flight [Back to the moon and on to Mars]

    01/10/2004 10:44:18 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 10 replies · 98+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2004 | House Editorial
    <p>It won't be the first step, and it may not be the largest. But the Bush administration's announced decision to send Americans back to the moon and then to Mars marks a welcome step.</p> <p>Mr. Bush is expected to announce the details of the plan in a speech next week. The first step is likely to be development of technologies and equipment needed for the establishment of a permanent base on the moon, such as heavy-lifting rockets and new landing vehicles. Lessons learned from the lunar outpost would be applied to a manned Mars mission, which would take flight around 2020. As a consequence of that new exploratory focus, the shuttle fleet would be retired and America's role in the International Space Station would be phased out.</p>