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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:44 PM

"new NASA objective could go public not long after the Nov. 6 presidential election"

http://www.space.com/17856-nasa-deep-space-station-moon-farside.html

NASA Mulls Deep-Space Station on Moon's Far Side

by Leonard David, SPACE.com’s Space Insider Columnist
Date: 02 October 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET

There appears to be support within NASA to position astronauts at an Earth-moon libration point to bolster the space agency’s plans of pushing beyond low-Earth orbit with its Orion spacecraft design.

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But whether a true decision has been made, or NASA is floating a trial balloon, is unclear. Space agency balloons have been burst before.

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NASA sources contacted by SPACE.com do sense, however that the new NASA objective could go public not long after the Nov. 6 presidential election.

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