The last time a human set foot on the moon was in 1972 (or never if you ask my grandma). That was thirty years ago. "Forty." That was forty years ago. And now with the elections out of the way, experts believe NASA may be ready to announce new manned missions to the moon. Well it's about time! *donning space suit* TO INFRINITY AND BEGONE! "You're drunk." I am WASTED. Wine spritzers, homie.
The space agency has apparently been thinking about setting up a manned outpost beyond the moon's far side, both to establish a human presence in deep space and to build momentum toward a planned visit to an asteroid in 2025.
"NASA has been evolving its thinking, and its latest charts have inserted a new element of cislunar/lunar gateway/Earth-moon L2 sort of stuff into the plan," Logsdon told SPACE.com. (The Earth-moon L2 is a so-called libration point where the two bodies' gravitational pulls roughly balance out, allowing spacecraft to essentially park there.)
"They've been holding off announcing that until after the election," Logsdon added, noting that Romney had pledged to reassess and possibly revise NASA's missions and direction.
Two words: SEND ME. Full disclosure: I'm terribly claustrophobic and would have to be drugged the entire flight (best astronaut ever?). Then, when I woke up on the moon, my heart would explode and I would die. Just the way I've always dreamed of. Then I could be the first person buried on the moon! "I doubt they'd dig a hole for you." I am fine with that.
Thanks to Ferrous, who believes in science the same way I believe in trying to forget about all my problems: PASSIONATELY.