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.
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