The Moon Beckons Again—This Time NASA Wants to Stay

From a Washington Post story by Christian Davenport headlined “The moon beckons once again, and this time NASA wants to stay”:

In 2010, during a speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, President Barack Obama directed NASA away from its primary target, the moon, to focus its human exploration missions beyond the lunar surface to an asteroid and Mars.

“I just have to say pretty bluntly here: We’ve been there before,” he said. “There’s a lot more of space to explore, and a lot more to learn when we do.”