Mar 2, 2007

[Space] Moon Mission Delays

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The bold announcement some months back by NASA about a manned mission to the moon by 2014 is now being brought down to earth once more due to budget constraints now leading to delays in the launch timetables. Differences in what President Bush requested and what Congress actually approved means a delay of several months, pushing the launch of the Orion, which is what they're calling the mission vessel, well into 2015.

So much for a bright new tomorrow. The news of a coming moon mission has had the space community somewhat excited about the prospects.

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