Moon and Mars Exploration

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Moon and Mars Exploration

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In response to a presidential initiative, NASA made a study of a project for human lunar and Mars exploration as a proposed follow-on to the International Space Station project. The agency proposed a long-term plan consisting of completing the Space Station as "a critical next step in all our space endeavors," returning to the moon and establishing a permanent base, and then sending astronauts to Mars.

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