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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:28 PM

Nasa intend to establish a manned outpost on the Moon, according to experts

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Source: Independent

Nasa intend to establish a manned outpost on the Moon, according to experts
Jamie Lewis
Thursday 08 November 2012

Nasa is likely to announce new plans to send astronauts back to the moon following the outcome of the US presidential race, according to reports.

Space policy expert John Logsdon, claims that such plans were kept under wraps in case Mitt Romney, who lost to the incumbent Barack Obama, won earlier this week.

In an interview with space.com, Logsdon claimed Nasa intend to establish a manned outpost on the Moon with a view to visit an asteroid in 2025.

"Nasa has been evolving its thinking, and its latest charts have inserted a new element of cislunar/lunar gateway/Earth-moon L2 sort of stuff into the plan," said Longsdon, a retired professor at George Washington University.


Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-intend-to-establish-a-manned-outpost-on-the-moon-according-to-experts-8298466.html

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Reply Nasa intend to establish a manned outpost on the Moon, according to experts (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
teddy51 Nov 2012 #1
StrayKat Nov 2012 #5
olddad56 Nov 2012 #11
zwyziec Nov 2012 #2
Speck Tater Nov 2012 #3
TBF Nov 2012 #6
zwyziec Nov 2012 #10
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #4
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #7
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #8
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #9
loli phabay Nov 2012 #12
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. Good, can they please man it with Republicans!

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 PM

5. Starting with Gingrich?

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:21 PM

11. A good place for Karl Rove to reside.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE RED STATES

How much would it cost to transport all the people in the red states to that village on the moon? Whatever it is, betcha there'd be alot of us that would pitch in and start a SuperPac to help out!

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Response to zwyziec (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. I can see it now: "Rebulican colonists declare 'The Moon is Flat'."

 

"Life on Earth is a left-wing conspiracy theory."

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Response to zwyziec (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. 3.2 Million people in Texas voted for Obama -

are you sending all of us to the moon?

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Response to TBF (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:21 PM

10. You can stay!

I couldn't get all the exceptions of blues in the red states and reds in the blue states, so it was just simpler, but erroneous.

Perhaps a recent events test to cull out the low information voters, or an IQ test?
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:48 PM

4. Can they Process Helium 3 for fuel?

Because if they can, the moon would become an airport/mine for further space exploration.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:02 PM

7. I'd love to see something manned at either L2. (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:08 PM

8. Moon = waste of money

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:19 PM

9. You're right, ever since we left Olduvai Gorge everything has gone downhill

We don't need no Newduvai.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. fracking a i would love to live there and watch the earth set

 

I hope in my lifetime we are out there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:38 PM

13. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014295238 , which links to the original space.com interview of Logsdon. Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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