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Dolores Beasley/Michael Braukus
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April 11, 2006
RELEASE : 06-134
NASA Solicits Ideas for Exploration of the Moon
NASA issued a Request for Information Tuesday soliciting ideas on lunar exploration activities that could be pursued as part of the agency's long term exploration goals for the moon, Mars and beyond.

Sponsored by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, this request seeks input from individuals and organizations covering a broad range of disciplines, from lunar science activities, to operational activities and technology research efforts that could be done on the moon to assist in preparing for future human missions to Mars and beyond.

The goal is to collect a wide variety of perspectives on future human and robotic activities on the moon. Eventually, a multidisciplinary lunar exploration strategy will be developed using information from a variety of sources, including inputs received through this solicitation.

For information about the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and the Request For Information, visit:

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