This is a blog site devoted to the U.S. room plan and the return to the Moon. In some tactics, the long run is reminiscent of the moonshot days of the 1960s. The new rocket would have an Apollo-like capsule on prime. Astronauts would to start with fly in that ship in 2015 but keep in Earth’s orbit, with a moon landing by 2020. Once there, astronauts would make a base camp and ultimately journey to Mars. But, sadly, most of this AP report is fairly disparaging, you’ll find it not a hatchet occupation, but it does paint NASA as aged, tired, a bit missing in target. Let’s hope they are mistaken. The only thing in this report that has me seriously nervous is this aspect about the present-day and shortly-to-be funds atmosphere:The two presidential nominees and several in Congress say they want to retain the shuttle flying earlier the 2010 retirement date mandated by the Bush administration. But carrying out so would be high priced, and provided the recent economical meltdown, enormous investing on NASA in the potential will not appear possible. I am worried about that as nicely as funding for the rest of the Moon, Mars and Outside of application. In very last week’s presidential discussion there was a telling minute when the moderator challenged the two candidates to describe how the credit crisis would switch their priorities, and neither of them had an reply. I’m fearful that whoever wins in November, NASA may be element of that response..