Sir/Madam, can you please tell me why NASA has stopped the Moon Mission after 1972?

The Apollo Moon program was stopped by the U.S. Congress after the Apollo 17 mission.  NASA’s total budget was cut and the remaining program of human flights was redirected toward the less expensive Apollo-Soyus joint flight with the USSR, the three Skylad missions (the first space station), and eventually the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.  For information on the current NASA plans for human flights to the Moon, see the NASA Vision webpage (http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/vision/index.html).

David Morrison

NLSI Interim Director

October 22, 2007

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