What's needed for any Moon mission isn't speeches about the Louisiana Purchase or other speeches saving Mankind from itslelf.<br /> NASA has to produce credibleis nitty-gritty facts. It will cost 'x' amount which is within NASA's budget and here's how we're going to do it. We need a Rocket to launch, a Capsule. Lander, etc. Here's why it can all be done within the limits of the existing 15 or so billion. If costs get out of hand, here's what we can cut back on....this could be unmanned probes, etc. There has to be a rational economic package put forward with some credible figures and the 'what ifs' addressed. <br /> One area needing absolute clarity is what happens when there's another loss of life? It's incredulous that it's as if this question is never addressed before a tragedy, as with the two Shuttle disasters. Some contigency has to be made to keep flying at reasonable risk. If this can't be added to the psychology of any Moon mission then we should forget it. There's a decent chance a craft will be lost and we don't need a 30 billion dollar program ground to a half half way through because we are paralyzed with fear of failure. The high risks have to be decided on ahead of time and accepted by all involved.