America may be heading back to the moon after an absence of more than 30 years. President George W. Bush is said to be preparing to give a speech in which he will announce a revamped US space program, including a trip to the moon. He is tipped to give the speech on December 17, the centenary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers. But he might wait until his January State of the Union address.
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Aussies help Mars mission news.com.au
When man finally lands on Mars, it will be survival skills developed in part by Australian scientists that will keep him there. Mars Society Australia president Guy Murphy today said research being conducted by Australian scientists into sustaining life on Mars would make a “modest contribution” to NASA’s plans to put a man on Mars within 20 years. The society was building a capsule in the Australian outback to simulate life on Mars, including how to find water, transportation requirements and surface conditions.