Sunday, September 23, 2012

Beyond the Moon

NASA’s next major mission— A new outpost
farther from Earth than at any time in history.
A gateway space craft to hover in orbit
beyond the moon, a staging area for future missions

to the moon,
to Mars.

At the Earth Moon Lagrange Point  2
the combined gravities of earth and moon
reach equilibrium, making it possible to “stick”
an outpost there. Potential missions include

robotic trips to the moon,
trips to the moons of Mars
and even to Mars itself.

A spacecraft beyond the moon,
human access to deep space,

a baby step toward NASA’s ultimate goal,
human footprints on Mars.

It will cost billions, but I believe that it is our destiny.  The universe is there waiting for us to explore it.  Once humans traveled to the new world; now humans must travel to new worlds.   
© 2012 Catherine Giordano
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