Tuesday, May 16, 2006
There appears to be a dearth of physics news today, so I peeked at the NASA web site. I noticed the agenda and a sample of slides from their recent Exploration Workshop, which took place last month. I have gone to many physics conferences myself, so I was curious how this one was organized.
NASA personnel have always put together great presentations, and these are no exception. Here is a nice talk about their moon exploration plans, include some pretty pictures of rockets. On slide three is a graphic representation of the schedule. It puts the "7th Human Moon Landing" at 2020. I imagine even this schedule is optimistic. After that point they start working on a Mars Expedition, whose development continues off the chart (beyond 2025).
So, kids, keep on studying! It's not too late to get on the Mars astronaut team! (Actually, maybe it is too early).