NASA's Chronic Inability To Explain Why It Does Things

Can we afford to return to the Moon?, Paul Spudis

"One of the biggest problems with NASA's implementation of the VSE was that they never understood why we were going to the Moon. I base this assertion on their own statements, actions and publications. Early workshops were held by the agency to develop a rationale for lunar return. The Exploration Directorate issued a poster showing six "themes" for lunar return, but no one at the agency could state their mission in one sentence. At a Congressional hearing in 2009, the acting administrator of NASA said the he did not understand what "return to the Moon" meant in terms of mission objectives and activities."

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