Friday, September 16, 2005

Return to the Moon?

Amongst others, Slashdot is reporting on NASA's plans to return to the Moon by 2018. Return to the Moon? They can't even return to flight...

I guess I find it somewhat ironic that it's actually going to take NASA longer to go back than it did for it to go the first time round.
No nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space... We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University, Sept. 1962

Update: The BBC has more on NASA's current plans...