Space panel seeks Web input

At left, the moon as seen by the Galileo probe. At right, Mars as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. A panel is now looking into whether humans should revisit the moon and make the trip to Mars.

moon and mars images courtesy NASA

The nine-member President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy is collecting public comments online through a Web form. Drop-down boxes at specify state, country and approximate age, with a blank to fill in occupation.

'We're interested in a little bit of demographics,' commission spokeswoman Susan Switzer said.
No names or addresses are required. But people can include their names in the message area if they choose, or they can mail letters to the commission in Arlington, Va.

Within a day or two of the Web site's Feb. 11 launch, one of the commission's IT staff found a comment from his grandmother in Indiana among the messages, Switzer said


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