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.