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Offline Phillip Clark

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Another piloted lunar mission plan/fantasy?
« on: 02/26/2017 09:24 AM »
I came across this today.   To me it shows that there appears to be no overall plan for the SLS/Orion programme, just a few one-off missions.   It should be remembered that Apollo 8 was part of a funded programme for humans to travel to the Moon, while SLS/Orion seems to be no such programme.   This proposal will simply do what the Soviets wanted to do with the L-1 programme - have men loop around the Moon and return to Earth: at least Apollo 8 reached selenocentric orbit!

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/nasa/em-1-could-become-apollo-8-for-the-21st-century/

Since posting this, I have noted that there qare discussions on other threads about this proposal, so apologies for the duplication.
« Last Edit: 02/26/2017 09:48 AM by Phillip Clark »

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