A base on the moon?

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posted on Dec, 5 2003 @ 01:45 AM
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WASHINGTON — President Bush (search) wants to send Americans back to the moon — and may leave a permanent presence there — in a bold new vision for space exploration, administration officials said yesterday.

The return to the moon would be for the purpose of technological advancements in technology, including energy exploration and testing a military rocket engine.

And a permanent presence likely will include robots and communication satellites.

But beyond the nuts and bolts, Bush's call for a return to space would give Americans something new to hope for - amid a period of permanent anxiety about terrorism. It would also help move NASA beyond last February's space shuttle Columbia disaster.

www.foxnews.com...

Is it a pipe-dream or could this become reality? Can we afford this and a war on terror?

If Bush announces this on December 17, would it be for real? Or just a distraction?




posted on Dec, 5 2003 @ 10:27 PM
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Isn't there a U.N. treaty signed by U.S.S.R. and U.S. during the cold war agreeing not to establish any kind of base on moon?



posted on Dec, 6 2003 @ 12:27 AM
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ah, so this is the US response to China's annoucement that they would make moon station
This is great, I hope it starts off another space race.



posted on Dec, 6 2003 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by Mycroft

Is it a pipe-dream or could this become reality? Can we afford this and a war on terror?

If Bush announces this on December 17, would it be for real? Or just a distraction?


If this is true it will be the only good thing Bush ever did.


Anyway, by the time a mission to the moon could be put together (barring an unexpected growth of American balls) Bush's administration and the War on Terruh will be ancient history...



posted on Dec, 6 2003 @ 05:25 AM
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we can't really know until that time arrives. And because its the 100th anniversary of powered flight it even might been a 'normal' craft maybe the aurora. but maybe it will be a moon / mars mission. So time will tell and we are hopeful on a good speech which benifits humankind.



posted on Dec, 6 2003 @ 05:45 AM
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its a ploy to help bushes falling ratings and the election is comming up... god say the us dont let bush win again



posted on Dec, 6 2003 @ 06:45 AM
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Maybe they'll use the TR-3B as the craft to reach to the moon...





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