Space: Fixing Nasa

As a tough report on CHALLENGER is readied, the U.S. debates its space future

What's been achieved in space is extraordinary. If you laid out a proposal to do in the next 25 years what has been done in the past 25, no one would believe you.

--Joseph Loftus, assistant to the director, Johnson Space Center

Whether recalling the glories of the past or peering with lofty vision into the future, the men and women who have led America to the high frontier of space still marvel at what they have wrought and yearn restlessly to get on with what they are certain will one day come to be. In a mere quarter-century, the human...

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