Where will NASA send its astronauts next?

4/6

3 The status quo with extra money

Source:  NASA

3 The status quo with extra money

With $3 billion a year more in its budget, NASA could return astronauts to the moon, but only by sacrificing the ISS after 2015.

Destinations reached: ISS, moon

For: schedule (0) – human moon landings by mid-2020s

Against: international cooperation (-2) – NASA support for ISS ends in 2015, to the dismay of international partners

Overall score: -1

 

A White House-appointed panel has rated five visions of the future of US human space flight.

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