http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/missions/space_planners_000511.html "A robotic return to the moon toward the end of the decade is feasible, said Craig Peterson, a senior engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The spacecraft could grab and package lunar samples, then hurl them back to Earth. JPL is making plans for the Great Basin Lunar Sample Return Mission, replete with a lunar lander, rover and an ascent vehicle to rocket the samples Earthward." End of the decade. Say, 2009. Fourty years after a manned landing, NASA might do what Russians did for the consolation prize. Is anyone else as disgusted as I am?