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Friday, December 08, 2006

Gene Cernan's thoughts on the Moon Base

(From RLV and Space Transport News):

Flight Global has an interview with Gene Cernan Commander of Apollo 17 about the new Moon plan. He thinks that NASA needs to include the Apollo astronauts on some of the design decisions on the new mission. I would agree with him.

1 comment:

Collin R. Skocik said...

I think Cernan is right. The astronauts, engineers, and flight crew of the Apollo era should be consulted in the development of the new lunar program. Even though their technology is far behind today's, they accomplished things our space program today is woefully ill-equipped to do. NASA of the 1960s and early 1970s was a success in almost every way, where today's NASA is marred by numerous failures and unspectacular successes. If we're going to return to the Moon to stay, we need to pick up where Apollo 17 left off -- and hopefully even be ahead.