Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In January, President Obama announced he was cancelling the NASA Constellation program and dramatically cutting back the space agency's budget. Last week, he revised those plans, much to the relief of Ohioans who work in the space industry. Now, part of the Constellation program is intact and U.S. sights are set on an asteroid landing and a Mars expedition. Tuesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop for a conversation about the implications for Ohio in the President's new goals for space exploration.
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The final moon landing missions were cancelled for budgetary reasons. This wasted billions of dollars in equipment and made dozens of trained astronauts obsolete. The money was to be diverted to the Skylab and Shuttle programs. Shuttle delays caused the loss of Skylab. Private sector delays or soured Russian relationships could strand the ISS. See a pattern developing?.