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Walker and Logsdon debating what Columbia Acdnt Inv Bd said about shuttle. Logsdon: Bush decision to kill shuttle was "stupid" #AsimovDebate — Marcia Smith (@SpcPlcyOnline) March 20, 2014 Logsdon on the decision by Bush Administration in 2004 to retire shuttle: "It was a stupid decision." #asimovdebate — Jeff Foust (@jeff_foust) March 20, 2014 It’s Time To Retire The Shuttle, John Logsdon, 16 October 2008, Washington Post “The shuttle is also […]

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  • March 19, 2014
Back to the Moon (Again)?

NASA may soon unveil new manned moon missions, “The new plans have probably already been cleared with the Obama Administration but have been kept under wraps in case Republican candidate Mitt Romney won Tuesday night’s (Nov. 6) presidential election, said space policy expert John Logsdon, a professor emeritus at George Washington University. “NASA has been evolving its thinking, and its latest charts have inserted a new element of cislunar/lunar […]

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  • November 7, 2012
Looking Back at Apollo

Apollo plus 50 – The meaning of the race to the moon, half a century after the starting gun, The Economist “As to whether it is was worthwhile, there is no accountant’s answer even 50 years on. The Apollo project cost about $150 billion in 2010 dollars, five times as much as the Manhattan Project and 18 times the cost of digging the Panama Canal. It is not easy today […]

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  • May 23, 2011
Bolden: Fading From View?

Critics question Charlie Bolden’s focus on NASA’s new ‘vision’, Orlando Sentinel “During a media conference call on the day of the signing, Bolden read a statement, thanked reporters and turned the call over to Garver — a practice that has become routine. Two sources said Bolden continued to listen to the questions addressed to Garver but was barred from speaking. In fact, an Administration source said the White House originally […]

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  • October 18, 2010
White House on Space: Ready, Fire, Aim

The End of the Apollo Era – Finally?, John Logsdon, Space News “I interpret the new space strategy set out by the White House Feb. 1 to be at its foundation a proposal to move from the 20th century, Apollo-era approach to human spaceflight to a new approach consistent with 21st century national and international realities and future exploration and other strategic space objectives. It is not surprising that those […]

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  • June 30, 2010