I suppose this topic could go into the Politics forum, but I think the interested members are mostly here. So, what will Kerry's vision be? Here's a clue from Space.com... http://www.space.com/news/kerry_report_040616.html Reading between the lines, I get the impression that Kerry would (1) drop Bush's space plan and (2) be generally supportive of NASA but still cut its funding. I also suspect that he would focus on NASA's near-Earth missions (shuttle, ISS, satellites) & telescopes (Hubble, NGSTs) but would scale back things like robotic explorations of the planets/asteroids/comets. I'm also basing this on a response letter I received from him a few years ago when I wrote a request letter to save the mission to Pluto. Basically, it was a well-reasoned, but disappointing response saying that the mission was not worth the cost at that time. Maybe I can dig up that letter from my files & post it here. I didn't find anything about his space policy on his campaign website. Any other insights? Note: Let's try to keep this away from a political debate. I merely want to understand what his space policy would be if he were elected president.