Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama Budget to Criple Moon Mission

The Augustine Commission in its report to the president stated that NASA could not develop the Ares I rocket, which would be used to carry the crew into orbit. To adequately do so would require the funding that NASA had been promised – but later denied. Alongside the Ares I there would also be developed the heavy-lift capable Ares V – which would be used to hoist key flight hardware, lunar landers and the necessary upper-stage. With this shortfall in funding the fate of both vehicles is placed into doubt. Read it here.

Also - CBS Reports: Obama Budget to Scrub Moon Mission

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