NASA's international partners are willing to join the U.S. in its planned return to the Moon as a stepping-stone to Mars, but they want the International Space Station finished first. Witnesses from Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Space Agency testified to that effect last week before the President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond, which is drafting plans for implementing the new space policy (see p. 24). Volker Leibig of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) was emphatic about the ...

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