US won’t be returning to moon, NASA chief says

America won’t be repeating that historic one small step anytime soon — not according to NASA chief Charlie Bolden, anyway.

“NASA is not going to the Moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime,” Bolden told a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board in Washington last week, according to Jeff Foust of SpacePolitics.com. “And the reason is, we can only do so many things.”

Instead, he said the focus would remain on human missions …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://thecuckoosnest.forumotion.com/t1697-us-wont-be-returning-to-moon-nasa-chief-says

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