NASA may soon unveil plans for deep space exploration
The election of Barack Obama for U.S. president opens the way for NASA projects for Space Studies, in particular, the asteroids and the moon — in the near future NASA may disclose ambitious plans for deep space missions, said space policy expert John Logsdon, professor emeritus of the University of the George Washington.
"NASA Plans changed, and the last plan options included flights to points on the way to the moon and in lunar orbit, as well as in the Lagrange point L2 (at this point the gravity of the Earth and the Moon is balanced). They abstained from the official announcement of the plans until pending the results of the elections, "- said Logsdon.
According to the expert, who lost the election rival Obama — Republican Mitt Romney — stated its intention to revise the plans for the development of NASA.