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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Moon vs asteroids

Some space experts are pushing NASA to shift its focus from the moon to asteroids, as prelude to a Mars mission. Their alternative will be detailed at a conference in February.

The most important part may be this:
The "alternate vision" the group plans to offer would urge far greater private-sector incentives to make ambitious human spaceflight plans a reality.
Getting the private sector more involved, through cash prizes and such, will mean greater chances of doing more than one thing in space in the near future, whether it's going to the moon, asteroids or anywhere else.

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