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Please Pick Me, Please Pick Me!: NASA May Announce New Manned Missions To The Moon

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The last time a human set foot on the moon was in 1972 (or never if you ask my grandma). That was thirty years ago. "Forty." That was forty years ago. And now with the elections out of the way, experts believe NASA may be ready to announce new manned missions to the moon. Well it's about time! *donning space suit* TO INFRINITY AND BEGONE! "You're drunk." I am WASTED. Wine spritzers, homie.

The space agency has apparently been thinking about setting up a manned outpost beyond the moon's far side, both to establish a human presence in deep space and to build momentum toward a planned visit to an asteroid in 2025.


"NASA has been evolving its thinking, and its latest charts have inserted a new element of cislunar/lunar gateway/Earth-moon L2 sort of stuff into the plan," Logsdon told SPACE.com. (The Earth-moon L2 is a so-called libration point where the two bodies' gravitational pulls roughly balance out, allowing spacecraft to essentially park there.)

"They've been holding off announcing that until after the election," Logsdon added, noting that Romney had pledged to reassess and possibly revise NASA's missions and direction.

Two words: SEND ME. Full disclosure: I'm terribly claustrophobic and would have to be drugged the entire flight (best astronaut ever?). Then, when I woke up on the moon, my heart would explode and I would die. Just the way I've always dreamed of. Then I could be the first person buried on the moon! "I doubt they'd dig a hole for you." I am fine with that.

Thanks to Ferrous, who believes in science the same way I believe in trying to forget about all my problems: PASSIONATELY.

There are Comments.
  • jackeyb

    Moon Colonies? Dang, Newt was right

  • I'm a fan of cheese, I could consider this.

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    Earth-Moon L2 is called "Lagrangian Point",and is located 60000km in space behind the Moon - so they will not land ON the Moon. Probably to save their butts from alien probing

  • luxlucetintenebris

    They won't make a base on the far side, there's people/aliens already there (google it) but seriously 40 years later they want to do the same shit, it's Mars time!

  • amish_vampire

    nooo, thats exactly what the moonsharks want!

  • Hal Jordan

    "Beyond the Moon's far side." - what does that mean?

  • Andrew

    This article is very misleading. The announcement is for a station IN ORBIT around the Earth at the Earth-Moon L2 point. The L2 point is on the opposite side of the Moon. You can learn about L1-L5 Lagrangian points by just typing Lagrangian points in Google.

    Here is a diagram of the Sun-Earth L2 point: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

  • rikster81

    You mean we are going to the moon for the first time

  • Grue

    YES! My astronaut bag has been packed for a decade and I aced my shuttle flight exam. I'm ready, let's do this.

  • Grizzly Grayson

    Mine the moon

  • Never mind the 40 years... this news will help me get over the 13 years of heartache. They lied !!! Now, bring it on !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • SoldierZach

    Oh my God I've forgotten how bad that show was.

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