Obama Space Panel says Moon Return Plan is a no-go

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly.

The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost
about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current budget.

The plan to revisit the moon by 2020 was proposed five years ago
by then-President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be financed by
savings from retiring the space shuttles. However, President Barack
Obama's expert panel said any plan to go beyond low-Earth orbit was
"not viable" with current spending. The panel posted a summary
report online Tuesday.

NASA already has spent $7.7 billion on the moon plan, including the design and construction of new rockets.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 57754112