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One of the biggest criticisms leveled against NASA’s plans to return
to the Moon and establish a base there is the lack of a clear
rationale for doing so. Paul Spudis asserts that the primary reason
for doing so is straightforward: to enable humanity’s long-term
future in space.
Radar love: the tortured history of American space radar programs
An NRO satellite that failed shortly after launch last month may have
been an experimental radar satellite. As Dwayne Day explains, it
would be only the latest in a long history of problems and setbacks
for American space radar efforts.
One of the biggest arguments against the use of kinetic anti-
satellite weapons is the large amount of potentially dangerous space
debris they can create. Taylor Dinerman discusses some new
approaches that can be just as effective but without creating debris.
The news last week that China tested an anti-satellite weapon this
month reshaped the debate on space weaponization. Christopher Stone
argues that this test, as well as other threats, make it clear that
the US must take steps to defend its space assets.
A recent survey found that not only do many young people have little
interest in human exploration of the Moon, some even doubt we went to
the Moon during the Apollo program. Anthony Young examines some of
the reasons why such disbelief exists.
Current plans as part of the Vision for Space Exploration for robotic
precursor missions to the Moon have some parallels to the lunar
missions of the 1960s that preceded Apollo. Dwayne Day reviews a
book that provides some historical information about the Surveyor
missions to the Moon four decades ago.