What’s next for NASA?
The legendary space agency that landed a man on the moon, launched the Voyager spacecraft into infinity and the Hubble Space Telescope to unlock the mysteries of the universe, and also landed legendary rovers on Mars, is now searching for its next mission.
It’s tough to plan for a long-term mission, when each new administration presses the reset button, with many programs that have been started and cancelled.
Can NASA recapture the glory of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, when millions of people around the world watched Neil Armstrong step gingerly onto the lunar surface? Or did the 30 years of space shuttle flights make spaceflight too routine?
Three years ago the shuttles were retired, sent to museums, and U.S. astronauts lost their own ride to space, forced to buy seats on Russian rockets to get back and forth to the International Space Station.
That has put the U.S. in a very bad position, former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told "PowerRead More »from Former NASA leader: U.S. space program held hostage by Russia