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June 12, 1988 | JEFF FRANKS, Reuters
Establishing a permanent lunar base in the early 21st Century has become an unofficial goal of America's space community, but scientists say substantial technical problems have yet to be overcome. The difficulties range from preventing pollution of the moon's atmosphere to shielding the base inhabitants from deadly levels of radiation.
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June 21, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Scientists believe that the glow from one extremely cold crater on the moon is due to ice, and now they are aglow too. What does moon ice mean for space exploration?  It could be a huge "lunar freezer," acting as a source of water for a nearby lunar base.  Think "man on the moon" -- but in a much more permanent way. "Frozen water in particular could be a resource for future human explorers," said Ashwin R. Vasavada, a planetary scientist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, in an interview Thursday morning with the Los Angeles Times.  SPACE IMAGES: Mickey on Mercury and more The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was sent to the moon in 2009 with a mission of mapping its surface.
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NEWS
July 13, 1987 | United Press International
A NASA panel headed by astronaut Sally Ride will recommend development of a manned lunar base as the nation's next goal in space instead of a more glamorous flight to Mars, officials said today. But Ride, the first American woman in space and a veteran of two shuttle flights, told Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine that a manned outpost on the moon could serve as a steppingstone to Mars and that exploration of the red planet should remain as an ultimate American space objective.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2009 | Joel Achenbach, Achenbach writes for the Washington Post.
NASA doesn't have nearly enough money to put astronauts back on the moon by 2020 -- and it might be the wrong place to go, anyway. That's one of the harsh messages emerging from a sweeping review of NASA's human space flight program. The Human Space Flight Plans Committee, appointed by President Obama and headed by retired aerospace executive Norman R. Augustine, has been trying to stitch together a plausible strategy for America's manned space program. The panel has struggled to find options that stay under the current budget and include missions worthy of the cost and effort.
NEWS
July 14, 1987 | United Press International
A NASA panel headed by astronaut Sally K. Ride will recommend development of a manned lunar base as the nation's next goal in space instead of a more glamorous flight to Mars, officials said Monday. But Ride, the first American woman in space and a veteran of two shuttle flights, told Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine that a manned outpost on the moon could serve as a stepping stone to Mars and that exploration of the red planet should remain as an ultimate American space objective.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Scientists believe that the glow from one extremely cold crater on the moon is due to ice, and now they are aglow too. What does moon ice mean for space exploration?  It could be a huge "lunar freezer," acting as a source of water for a nearby lunar base.  Think "man on the moon" -- but in a much more permanent way. "Frozen water in particular could be a resource for future human explorers," said Ashwin R. Vasavada, a planetary scientist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, in an interview Thursday morning with the Los Angeles Times.  SPACE IMAGES: Mickey on Mercury and more The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was sent to the moon in 2009 with a mission of mapping its surface.
NEWS
May 11, 1987 | From Reuters
The United States is considering a manned moon base to assert its leadership in space, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine said today. The moon base is gaining support as an option that would be quicker to achieve than a major exploration of Mars and would help prove the technology to make such a mission possible, the usually authoritative magazine said. It quoted NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher as saying, "I think the right way to go to Mars is by way of the moon."
NEWS
May 12, 1987 | From Reuters
The United States is considering a manned moon base to assert its leadership in space, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine said Monday. The moon base is gaining support as a goal that would be quicker to achieve than a major exploration of Mars and would help perfect the technology to make a Mars mission possible, the usually authoritative magazine said. It quoted National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator James C.
OPINION
July 26, 1992
"A trillion (dollars) or two for Siberia . . . a better buy than the other 'new frontier' on offer"? Absurd. For less than 1% of that figure we can have a permanent human presence on the moon. "Dan Quayle wants to spend trillions of dollars to send people to Mars . . . Siberia is closer." Do your homework, Mr. Mead. Dr. Robert Zubrin of Martin Marietta in Denver has published numerous papers on the "Mars Direct" mission that can land four people on Mars within a decade, for a cost closer to $50 billion.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2009 | Joel Achenbach, Achenbach writes for the Washington Post.
NASA doesn't have nearly enough money to put astronauts back on the moon by 2020 -- and it might be the wrong place to go, anyway. That's one of the harsh messages emerging from a sweeping review of NASA's human space flight program. The Human Space Flight Plans Committee, appointed by President Obama and headed by retired aerospace executive Norman R. Augustine, has been trying to stitch together a plausible strategy for America's manned space program. The panel has struggled to find options that stay under the current budget and include missions worthy of the cost and effort.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2004 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to reinvigorate America's space program, President Bush on Wednesday announced a new initiative to create a permanent base on the moon by 2020 and use it as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars. Bush also urged the international community to join the endeavor to "extend a human presence across our solar system," calling it "a journey, not a race."
NEWS
October 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thirty-eight years ago, key Florida business executives, military officers and politicians didn't see the Internet coming. One of them, a federal aviation chief, said commuters would be flying to work in personal aircraft. This week, making predictions again was proved to be a dicey undertaking, but certainly an interesting one for those on hand to measure forecast against reality.
OPINION
July 26, 1992
"A trillion (dollars) or two for Siberia . . . a better buy than the other 'new frontier' on offer"? Absurd. For less than 1% of that figure we can have a permanent human presence on the moon. "Dan Quayle wants to spend trillions of dollars to send people to Mars . . . Siberia is closer." Do your homework, Mr. Mead. Dr. Robert Zubrin of Martin Marietta in Denver has published numerous papers on the "Mars Direct" mission that can land four people on Mars within a decade, for a cost closer to $50 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1988 | JEFF FRANKS, Reuters
Establishing a permanent lunar base in the early 21st Century has become an unofficial goal of America's space community, but scientists say substantial technical problems have yet to be overcome. The difficulties range from preventing pollution of the moon's atmosphere to shielding the base inhabitants from deadly levels of radiation.
NEWS
July 14, 1987 | United Press International
A NASA panel headed by astronaut Sally K. Ride will recommend development of a manned lunar base as the nation's next goal in space instead of a more glamorous flight to Mars, officials said Monday. But Ride, the first American woman in space and a veteran of two shuttle flights, told Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine that a manned outpost on the moon could serve as a stepping stone to Mars and that exploration of the red planet should remain as an ultimate American space objective.
NEWS
July 13, 1987 | United Press International
A NASA panel headed by astronaut Sally Ride will recommend development of a manned lunar base as the nation's next goal in space instead of a more glamorous flight to Mars, officials said today. But Ride, the first American woman in space and a veteran of two shuttle flights, told Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine that a manned outpost on the moon could serve as a steppingstone to Mars and that exploration of the red planet should remain as an ultimate American space objective.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2004 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to reinvigorate America's space program, President Bush on Wednesday announced a new initiative to create a permanent base on the moon by 2020 and use it as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars. Bush also urged the international community to join the endeavor to "extend a human presence across our solar system," calling it "a journey, not a race."
NEWS
October 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thirty-eight years ago, key Florida business executives, military officers and politicians didn't see the Internet coming. One of them, a federal aviation chief, said commuters would be flying to work in personal aircraft. This week, making predictions again was proved to be a dicey undertaking, but certainly an interesting one for those on hand to measure forecast against reality.
NEWS
May 12, 1987 | From Reuters
The United States is considering a manned moon base to assert its leadership in space, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine said Monday. The moon base is gaining support as a goal that would be quicker to achieve than a major exploration of Mars and would help perfect the technology to make a Mars mission possible, the usually authoritative magazine said. It quoted National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator James C.
NEWS
May 11, 1987 | From Reuters
The United States is considering a manned moon base to assert its leadership in space, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine said today. The moon base is gaining support as an option that would be quicker to achieve than a major exploration of Mars and would help prove the technology to make such a mission possible, the usually authoritative magazine said. It quoted NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher as saying, "I think the right way to go to Mars is by way of the moon."
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