Frank Morring, Jr.’s “Exploration Election” (AW&ST June 23, p. 18) deserves careful attention. The 2016 presidential election may result in establishing a dismal NASA strategy that will endure for years. Both the Augustine Committee in 2009 and the recent National Research Council report declared NASA’s human spaceflight strategy unsustainable. Any plan based on first returning to the Moon cannot show how technology needed for a Mars mission will be advanced by ...


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