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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) needs an extra $3 billion a year in a bid to conduct meaningful missions, a White House panel has said.
"The committee finds that no plan compatible with the [Financial Year] 2010 budget profile permits human exploration to continue in any meaningful way,” a panel convened by the White House to review human spaceflight plans said on Tuesday.
"The committee further finds that it is possible to conduct a viable exploration program with a budget rising to about $3 billion annually above the FY 2010 budget profile," it added.
Originally posted by infinite
Humanity needs to expand out into space, not waste time and effort sending robots or looking through telescopes
Is it the Vanallen radiation belt that keeps humans away from the moon?
I read the the Russian admitted that they would need a capsule with walls 3 inches thick of lead shielding to get to the moon and that would make it almost impossible considering the weight.