Found this article on the Huffington Post today. It was orginally posted there on October 21st.
The Special committee lead by Chairman Norm Augustine (aka the Augustine Panel), put forward several options to President Obama recently.
This article by Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon and the biggest space promotor around is asking President to go along with Option 5 that the Augustine Panel put forth.
Bottom line of course is "No bucks, then No Buck Rogers!"
One can read the article on Huffington Post to read about options one thru four. Option Five known as the "Flexible Path" seems to get everyone who supports manned space exploration a tiggly senstion down their leg to modify a famous quote of Chris Matthews(ie reguarding his support for then candiate Barrack H. Obama).
Basically - Option Five uses as much shuttle hardware and ground support equipment as possible. And the mission makeup is very different than just returning to the moon. Such as visits to the Lagrane points, near-Earth objects, lunar fly-bys, and possible rendezvous with Mars's moons. There are still plans for a lunar landing by 2020.
Please use the url below to read the full article on the Huffington Post. Image is of President Obama at NASA'sWhite House star party to view the LCROSS impact. Wife Michelle Obama is nearby.
___ REf. Huffington Post, Oct 21, 2009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/buzz-aldrin/mr-president-will-you-lea_b_328975.html)
I have been a life long fanatic for aviation and space related subjects since my parents took me out to a airshow when I was four or five years old.
Solo in a Cessna 150/152 in college, but never was able to get my Private Pilot's license. Love to fly whenever I get a chance to. Until recently, I was into radio control model airplanes. Had to sell them off due to current fincial times.
As for UFOS, I have seen them since the 7th grade. But I haven't witness any more since I turned 30 something - or paid attention enough to see them I should say.
After the Death of Barney Hill, Betty was returning home one night from visiting his grave and she looked up into the night time sky to see a light getting bigger and bigger.
For more details, please read the excellant book CAPTURED! by Stanton T. Friedman, MSc., and Kathleen Marden. This particular encounter one must read directly.
As for the drawing itself, it is done in pencil in a regualr size 8 x 11 size sketchbook. I have been meeaning to post this for months now and finally got around to scanning it and uploading it to the blog on May 29, 2009.