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Windows 7: Report: NASA Eyes Moon for Future Space Base

24 Sep 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 
Report: NASA Eyes Moon for Future Space Base

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NASA is reportedly mulling the construction of a floating Moon base that would serve as a launching site for manned missions to Mars and other destinations more distant than any humans have traveled to so far.

The Orlando Sentinel reported over the weekend that the proposed outpost, called a "gateway spacecraft," would support "a small astronaut crew and function as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars."

The newspaper cited documents it obtained pertaining to a White House briefing on the idea given by NASA administrator Charles Bolden earlier in September. The Sentinel noted that it was "unclear" whether the Obama administration supported the project.

Read more at source:
Report: NASA Eyes Moon for Future Space Base | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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24 Sep 2012   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The tin can they are thinking of send people to Mars looks incredibly small for such a long mission. This is what they need
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24 Sep 2012   #3
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I would imagine the US gov't would have to borrow more money to fund such a NASA project? Aren't they deep enough in debt already?
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25 Sep 2012   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Nah, this is what they need

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the proposed outpost, called a "gateway spacecraft," would support "a small astronaut crew and function as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars."
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