To get to the moon and then eventually go on to Mars will take much more money and technology than the U.S. space program has now, according to a report released today by an independent panel convened, at White House request, under former aerospace executive Norman Augustine.
The Augustine Commission made several recommendations today for NASA:
-- Retire the space shuttle as planned in 2010 or 2011.
-- Extend the life of the International Space Station until 2020. NASA had planned to ditch...Full Story