Monday, February 01, 2010

Obama Budget Kills Moon Missions

Obama Budget Kills Moon Missions By Paul McDougall | InformationWeek | February 1, 2010 10:50 AM - "President Obama's proposed federal budget strips funding for a return to the moon by NASA astronauts, according to administration officials.

Resuming trips to the moon, which astronauts have not visited since Apollo 17's trip there in 1972, was a key part of former president George W. Bush's plan for increased space exploration. Obama's budget request—expected to be formally unveiled Monday—effectively kills the program.

This is unfortunate. The exploration of space is important for this planet. Science has evolved tremendously in the last 40 years. Who knows what advancements could be found out there.
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  1. Historically, administrations have used the space program desire to return to the Moon or Mars as tools of distraction or ways to appear presidential. So while these cuts should be expected, don't worry to much because Obama will trot out a new mission to Mars soon enough.