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LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 02-06-2007 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Extract for the Presidents FY08 Budget submission to Congress for NASA, the complete text of which can be found here: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy08/pdf/budget/nasa.pdf

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Since 2001, the Administration:

  • Announced a bold, new vision for human and robotic exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond;
  • Began development of a new human spaceflight vehicle, the Orion, and a new rocket, the Ares I, to extend human exploration of the solar system;
  • Continued assembly of the International Space Station, a multinational research laboratory in orbit around the Earth;
  • Partnered with the private sector to develop commercial transportation to the International Space Station; and
  • Successfully initiated 30 robotic spacecraft missions to explore the solar system and universe and to improve understanding of our own planet.
The President's 2008 Budget:
  • Prioritizes development of the Orion and Ares I exploration vehicles;
  • Provides for the completion of the International Space Station;
  • Continues flying the Space Shuttle safely to complete the Space Station, while keeping it on the path to retirement by 2010, ultimately saving taxpayers nearly $4 billion per year that will be applied to bolder exploration missions;
  • Supports a strong program of robotic exploration of the Moon to increase understanding of our nearest neighbor in space and to prepare for future human expeditions;
  • Sustains a robust science program to expand understanding of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe; and
  • Focuses the Aeronautics program on long-term research of broad benefit to the Nation.

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posted 02-06-2007 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prioritizing development of Orion and Ares 1 sounds good, but what about Ares 5 and the new lunar lander? Do they get a mention, or is the priority just a new way of getting into orbit?

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Prioritization of effort goes initially to developing a Shuttle replacement and stepping stone to lunar orbit; Lunar lander will be more heavily funded in the out-years (doesnt preclude some FY08 funding being internally allocated for early work on the lander)

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posted 02-07-2007 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$245 billion more for the war effort. We could be on the moons of Jupiter for that amount. Just imagine if the military industrial complex changed over to space exploration!

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