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NASA cannot continue on its present path, which includes staffing the International Space Station and returning astronauts to the moon by 2020, and fulfill its ultimate goal of getting people to Mars, the U.S. space agency's new chief said on Tuesday.
"We cannot continue to survive on the path that we're on right now," Charlie Bolden, a retired Marine Corps general and four-time shuttle astronaut, said in a speech to NASA employees.
Originally posted by jkrog08
if our race depended on it.
NASA needs to do a better job of getting the word out on how much manned deep space exploration can benefit our technological development back on earth.