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Astronomy

NASA's trajectory unrealistic, panel says

Washington Post
14 August 2009

NASA doesn't have nearly enough money to meet its goal of putting astronauts back on the moon by 2020 -- and it may be the wrong place to go anyway. That's one of the harsh messages emerging from a sweeping review of NASA's human spaceflight program.

Although it is just an advisory panel, the Human Space Flight Plans Committee could turn the entire space program upside down.

Chaired by Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, the advisory panel briefed the White House on its recommendations August 14. The board's final report is due on August 31.

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Space review panel says Moon, Mars out of reach (Reuters)