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× Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida --- Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.

The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto --- by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the real prize of sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.

The billionaires' space club is on board. Amazon's…