Thursday, April 07, 2005

Japan: "Man on moon in twenty years"

From USA Today: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (or JAXA) unveiled its latest plans this week, which calls for manned trips to the moon as little as twenty years from now. The most interesting part, I think, is that this is only a means to an even more ambitious end - Japan wants to start sending people to the moon so that they can have a permanent base there, and make sending people to Mars a much easier proposition. Hmm, hmm, hmm.