Sweeping changes to the Bush administration’s vision for space exploration—including the replacement of manned lunar flights with human missions to asteroids—are being proposed to the new Obama administration by a large group of former NASA managers, astronauts and top planetary scientists. “Unfortunately, NASA’s implementation of the Vision has been focused no farther than the Moon, a destination the U.S. first reached nearly 40 years ago,” says the new proposal compiled by the ...

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