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Company for the Man in the Moon

The man in the mooon may expect company before too many years pass.

Posted 9/19/2006 9:42 AM ET

The Orion crew capsule, seen in this artist's illustration,  will carry astronauts back to the moon. Orion's first flight to the moon is planned for no later than 2020.

WASHINGTON — A panel of scientists strongly endorsed NASA’s plans (Shirley’s note: lots of neat stuff in the NASA link) to return to the moon, saying in a report Tuesday that lunar exploration will open the way toward broader studies of the Earth and solar system.

“The moon is priceless to planetary scientists,” declared the special National Research Council panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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