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O'Keefe writes about returning to the moon in The Hill

April 10, 2019

The Hill

Sean O'Keefe

Sean O'Keefe

"In September 1962, President Kennedy set a goal to get to the moon for the first time within that decade and they achieved that less than seven years later," writes Sean O'Keefe, Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership and former NASA administrator. "They started with computing power and communications capacity that collectively amounted to about what can be found today in an iPhone. They had to use lots of mass and lots of fuel to accomplish what we can do today with a fraction of both. With the technology we have today," he says, "returning to the Moon is within reach in five years. As we keep rediscovering, exploration really is a journey. It only gets longer when we take a break." His article titled "Returning to the moon in 5 years is within reach" was published in The Hill. 04/10/19

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