Friday, September 16, 2005

How ambitious

During the 1960's, a time where computers took up entire rooms, we put men on the moon is less than 9 years. Today, NASA hopes we can go back in 13 years.
NASA hopes to return astronauts to the moon by 2018, nearly a half-century after men last walked the lunar surface, by using a distinctly retro combination of space shuttle and Apollo rocket parts.
Umm, real ambitious goal you have there, guys. What say you?
"It has several elements to it. One is to say that the people who did Apollo were pretty smart," Logsdon said Friday. Depending on advanced, unproven technology would slow everything down and raise the costs, which will be high anyway, he noted.
So, if I understand this correctly, it will take 13 years to get back to the moon using technology we have had for over 30 years? Yep, the Apollo people were pretty smart. Apparently much smarter than our current NASA employees.

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