Washington DC Think Tank Publishes Zubrin Analysis of Space Program Mars Society

An in-depth critique of the space program and a prescription of the radical steps necessary to make the new Bush administration “Vision for Space Exploration” real written by Mars Society president Dr. Robert Zubrin has been published in the Spring 2005 edition of “The New Atlantis,” the journal of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC). The Zubrin article, entitled “Getting Space Exploration Right,” includes fierce and systematic criticism of former NASA administrator’s non-destination driven approach of (not) implementing the president’s new human space exploration policy. It also diagnoses the source of the many debacles of the O’Keefe administration, including the Hubble fiasco, the Orbital Space Plane and JIMO program failures, and the Columbia disaster. Finally, the article lays out the technical approach needed for successful implementation of a human Moon-Mars exploration program.