Don’t look for wild new ideas from the blue-ribbon panel reviewing human spaceflight plans. Bound by federal open meeting law, the panel has already sketched publicly what will be in its report. The devil, as usual, will be in the details. Under an Aug. 31 deadline, the panel is still hammering those out. It will organize the various scenarios already discussed into four or five options—ranging from the current Moon-first program to a straight shot at Mars—with sub-options based on funding ...
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