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Old September 9 2009, 04:59 AM   #22
Lindley
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Re: Obama Space Plan: Return to Moon: "No Go"

Middle Earther wrote: View Post
I agree that there have been a lot of spinoff from NASA, but why, specifically, the moon? Don't we get a lot of this benefit from the space station/shuttle program?
It gives us a good testing ground for Mars technologies, while still being in emergency-return range of Earth.

I mean, we need to figure out how to set up automated mining systems somewhere, and helium-3 gives us something to dig for at least.
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