19 January 2004

Three-fifths of Americans oppose Bush's mission to moon, Mars

More than three-fifths of Americans oppose President George W. Bush's proposal to return to the moon and eventually put a human on Mars, according to a poll released Sunday.

His plan to spend billions of dollars to manned mission to the moon and eventually to Mars drew opposition from 61 percent of the 1,003 adults surveyed January 14-15.

Damn, and that picture of the astronaut-in-chief landing on the deck of the Enterprise in a trekkie uniform would have been electoral gold...

More seriously this is a reverse for space exploration. There is now little chance that NASA will receive any additional funding, but the Hubble Telescope has already been scheduled for mothballing.

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