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Aerospace Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget

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    President Barack Obama will ask Congress next year to fund a new heavy-lift launcher to take humans to the moon, asteroids, and the moons of Mars, ScienceInsider has learned. The president chose the new direction for the U.S. human space flight program Wednesday at a White House meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, according to officials familiar with the discussion. NASA would receive an additional $1 billion in 2011 both to get the new launcher on track and to bolster the agency’s fleet of robotic Earth-monitoring spacecraft.
    Read more here: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/12/exclusiveobama.html [Broken]
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