Obama Says of the Moon: Been There, Done That

There's a lot more out there to explore, he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 2:43 PM CDT
Obama Says of the Moon: Been There, Done That
President Barack Obama takes the stage.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Obama insisted today that he's "100% committed" to NASA and future space missions. But the moon is old news, and it's time to think bigger. "We've been there before," he said at Kennedy Space Center, unswayed by critics who say his vision will bring an end to manned spaceflights. "There is a lot more of space to explore."

The president said he expects manned capsules to be circling Mars in 25 years or so and landing soon after that, reports the Orlando Sentinel. "The bottom line is that no one is more committed…to human spaceflight than I am," he said to applause. "But we've got to do it different." (More President Obama stories.)

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