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President Names Eight Moon Advisers

From: Steven L. Wilson Sr <Ndunlks.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:16:46 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 12:53:33 -0500
Subject: President Names Eight Moon Advisers

.c The Associated Press


President Names Eight Moon Advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Friday named the eight
people from academia and industry who will join former Air Force
Secretary Pete Aldridge on a commission charged with figuring
out how to get humans back to the moon and beyond.

Bush created the Presidential Commission on the Implementation
of United States Space Exploration Policy to advise NASA on his
new space vision. Earlier this month Bush outlined a goal of
sending astronauts back to the moon by 2020 and, eventually, on
to Mars.

The initiative, to be initially funded by $1 billion in new
money over five years and an additional $11 billion diverted
from other NASA projects, also envisions a new spacecraft to
replace the shuttle and carry astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit.

The commission is to offer advice on Bush's plan, including a
moon research agenda; ways to bring in industry and other
countries as partners; and suggestions for increasing young
people's interest in related fields, according to an executive
order Bush signed Friday.

The order instructs the unpaid commission members to provide
recommendations to the president within four months of their
first meeting and to hold sessions to get views from the public
and industry. The commission will be disbanded two months after
delivering a final report.

Joining Aldridge, a one-time astronaut trainee and top Pentagon
official on the commission, are:

Carly Fiorina, chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard.

Michael P. Jackson of Virginia.

Laurie Ann Leshin, a planetary geochemist at Arizona State

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles.

Paul Spudis, a visiting scientist with the Lunar and Planetary
Institute in Houston.

Neil deGrasse Tyson of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at
the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Former Rep. Robert S. Walker, R-Pa.

Mars scientist Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of

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