Nelson: Panel Will Approve Moon Mission, Ares

NASA's Ares I rocket lifts off in this artist's conception. (Credit: NASA)
NASA's Ares I rocket lifts off in this artist's conception. (Credit: NASA)

WDBO radio reports:

Senator Bill Nelson told reporters in his Orlando office that he expects the blue ribbon panel called to review the manned space program to approve plans to return to the moon.

“I think you will see that panel say the Ares rocket and the Orion capsule are the way we need to go.”

“Then if the president will get behind pushing that, we can speed up development of the new rocket,” he added.

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