NASA Wants You To Know Crew on EM-1 Is Doable - Just Send Money

NASA Internal Memo: EM-1 Crew Study Results Summary

"NASA determined it was feasible to fly crew on EM-1. However, in the balancing of the cost, schedule, and technical risks, and the fact this is a long-term exploration program, it was determined that the current baseline program was the better long-term solution. The study was beneficial and has improved NASA's overall planning for SLS, Orion, and ground systems. Given the decision not to fly crew on EM-1, NASA continues working toward an uncrewed first flight as the first mission in a series of deep space missions beyond the Moon in preparation for sending humans to Mars in the 2030s."

- Original Memo via Buzzfeed

NASA Could Have Flown Astronauts Around The Moon In 2020, BuzzFeed

"NASA wants people to know it could have done this, if they had the money, but won't because they don't," Keith Cowing of NASAWatch told BuzzFeed News. "It does kind of beg the question of why they weren't doing it this way all along if it was such a great idea."

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