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Wednesday, October 4, 2000



What You Didn't See in the Presidential Debate

You might have watched last night as Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore debated over important national issues, but what you didn't see is that both candidates have long-term plans for increased NASA budgets as well as increases to research programs for space technology. Former House Science committee chairman, Bob Walker predicted that Bush alone would embrace renewed emphasis on expanding human spaceflight to both Mars and the moon. "The Bush administration would make space a priority, and that has not been done in the Clinton-Gore years," Walker said. "Space goals have become part of [Bush's] political agenda. NASA's budget has been cut and its workers have been punished for efficiency," he announced.

- posted by Alex @ 16:41 EST