Manned asteroid missions proposed as faster springboard to Mars
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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