Can Mars Save NASA's Dying Human Spaceflight Programme?




The greatest adventure in human history is ending in its infancy. NASA's human spaceflight program, a signature achievement of American civilization, is dying. The program was conceived during the bleak days following Russia's launch of Sputnik in 1957, and then was energized by President John F. Kennedy's proposal in 1961 to put astronauts on the Moon by decade's end. NASA succeeded, landing Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin on the lunar surface only 98 months after Kennedy inspired the...
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