It is happening, and it is happening quietly. According to the UPI report linked below, the nation's civilian space agency now is beginning to lay down the requirements of the Crew Exploration Vehicle and to design mission profiles for reaching low Earth orbit and then onward to the Moon. By the report's wording, it seems as if NASA might opt for the Earth Orbit Rendezvous approach to sending a "flotilla" of manned spacecraft to the Moon. This mission profile once was considered for Project Apollo, but discarded then for fear of not meeting President Kennedy's deadline of reaching the Moon before the end of the decade (as well as because of such a mission's complexity). Bottom line: There appears to be growing support for Project Constellation and for giving our space agency the goals it needs in order to achieve excellence once again. The future is on the way. Onward and outward.