Astronauts Take Up Cross-Moon Skiing?
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
With NASA aiming to return to the moon by 2020, one moon-landing veteran has a suggestion. Offer astronaut intensive lessons in cross-country skiing. Harrison Schmitt told a gathering of scientists in San Francisco he found it the perfect way to get around. Even without skis, low gravity means you push off and simply glide above the surface. Schmitt did recommend astronauts to take poles for balance.
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