Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Once upon a time, as stories often begin, there were missions to the Moon.

Looking for an ending to this story.
- LRK -

Sometimes I read about going back to the Moon and I think I am listening
to a fairy tale, just something to entertain me for a short time but not
something that will really happen.

Frank Sietzen writes on The Space Review:

How to save your Vision
by Frank Sietzen, Jr.
Monday, September 10, 2007

In William Shakespeare's Henry V there is a telling scene that is
instructive to all space geeks of our modern age. In it, two sorcerers
gather around a bubbling caldron. One is a newbie upstart named Owen
Glendower. The other a world-weary experienced pro named Hotspur. "I can
call spirits from the vasty deep!" Glendower exults. The crafty old pro
knows such a skill has limits. "Why so can I, so can any man," he
wearily replies to his young friend. "But will they come when you do
call for them?"

"But will they come when you do call for them?"
A good question, don't you think?

"We can go to the Moon," so they say, but will they go?

So many plans over the years that never got funded or the funding
removed after you have started down the path.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced that the planned launch
to the Moon has been delayed, but only for weather.

They are hoping to launch September 14 (Fri,) 2007 (Japan Standard Time,

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Wish them well and hope we see great things from their mission to the Moon.

Would like to see the fairy tales turn into real life happenings.

Thanks for looking up with me.
- LRK -

Larry Kellogg

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How to save your Vision
The Vision for Space Exploration has been mired in debates and
suffered from lukewarm support in the last couple of years, raising
questions about its long-term viability. Frank Sietzen explains what
NASA needs to do to restore interest in and momentum for its
exploration plans.

Post today from JAXA MAIL SERVICE says another delay but only for
weather. - LRK -

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Launch Postponement of the KAGUYA (SELENE)
by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13

September 11, 2007 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration
Agency would like to announce that we have decided to postpone the
launch of the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by H-IIA Launch
Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) as adverse weather conditions are expected
during the scheduled countdown operations starting from one day prior
to the launch day.

The new launch date will be September 14 (Fri,) 2007 (Japan Standard
Time, JST.) The launch time is scheduled for 10:31:01 a.m. (JST.)
We will re-examine the weather and other conditions tomorrow for the
launch on the 14th.

The launch was previously scheduled for September 13 (Thu,) 2007 (JST.)

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