America’s Deep Space Vision: Settlement of the Moon and Mars versus Asteroid Visits

by Harrison Schmitt

(Reactions to recent events by Harrison Schmitt — Heartland Institute Board member, former U.S. Senator (R-N.M.), and the last man (and first scientist) to set foot on the moon. (Cross-posted at America’s Uncommon Sense):

America’s eroding geopolitical stature, highlighted by the July 21, 2011, end to flights of the United States Space Shuttle, has reached crisis proportions. Obama Administrationofficials now […]

NASA’s Space Launch System Could Send Probes to the Outer Planets

By Mark Whittington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Sat, Jan 7, 2012

 

SLS concept art from September 2011

NASA Space Flight is reporting that as the development of the Space Launch System proceeds, options are being explored to use its capability to conduct planetary missions to Europa andEnceladus, moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

 

Why is the SLS being considered for planetary missions to […]