Politics and Human Space Flight

The Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in wanting to cancel federal funding of human space flight.

Republican presidential candidates agree: No more federal money for human space flight

The Republican presidential field sent a clear message to NASA workers in Texas and Florida: They don’t see a federal role in funding human space flight.

The unanimous verdict came during a New Hampshire presidential debate tonight and following a scathing assessment of NASA management by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.

Polling from 2007 found a majority of voters support cuts to the space program also.

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