Yes we should continue on. The tanks that will fuel the new Exploration launcher have been welded up, the 4 first core stage engines have been selected, work has started on the 2 new longer 5 segment Soilid Rocket Engines and the actual crew capsule construction is well underway. First launch was to be in late 2018, but that has slipped into 2019 now. Exploration Mission (EM1) will circle the Moon and return home without crew as a test, then EM2 will carry humans beyond Low Earth Orbit for the first time since the 70's in early the early 2020's.
NASA has enough RS-25 engines for 16 missions (4 engines per core stage), unlike when used with the Shuttle, these engines will not be reused, they will fall into the ocean. The RS-25D's which were used on Shuttle were very expensive $50-$70 million a pop, but it was the reuseability which drove up the cost. The newer RS-25E's will be designed for single use from the onset, and will be much less expensive.
At the end of this year, we will finally see NASA/USA have the capability to send our astronauts up to our space station, rather than pay the Russians $70 million a seat. Space X's Dragon 2 riding on its Falcon rocket and Boeings CST-100 Starliner riding on ULA's Atlas 5 rocket will provide redundant access to ISS and safe haven for emergency escapes from ISS. NASA and the United States lost the capability to launch people into space when the STS/Space Shuttle Program ended in July 2011. 7 years without that capability when you have a $100,000,000,000 space station orbitting the Earth.
These 2 new American spaceflight systems will allow more astronauts to do science on ISS. Instead of 1 or 2 astros on each Russian Soyuz craft, there can be 4 American with their own craft. ISS will be in operation until at least 2024.
With you am i yet.
Still haveing on-line browseing problems.
Many web sites i use are dissapeared by finance or black-holed.
My messages captive mail dead for years on this forum.
Couldn't i resist this topic.
Not an fan of NASA.
Personal research,includeing local yokel 'Boreing'aerospace suggesting.
Found i an copy recycled boreing pad manual for Saturn V.
useless generalities convinced i that moon buggy,boosters,et.al all just Kubrick studio effects to hide real collaborations by many sovreign states in space all obvuscated by Mass Media.
Current space plans might be yust another puppet show.
Thus what trotted out by space moguls & nasa is fifty to 100 years obsolete.
The real black hole is unified space black budget,start with Ferrel's books about paperclip,VonBraun,Disney,Look at Soviet's Zond-V,sent frogs in-to lunar loop & back to re-entry,maybe only radiations studies of organisms beyond Van Allen Belts.
Look at site,"AULIS".
It's all Kubrick.