Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Romney to Study Space Policy
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined support for a proposal to add $2-billion to the NASA budget to enhance the future prospects of maintaining a human space program past 2010, when the last shuttle flight is scheduled, according to a report in Florida Today.
Romney did pledge to "study" the minimum five year gap between the launch of the last American space shuttle and the Constellation Ares-I spacecraft now in design phase.
Civil space policy is a significant issue in the Florida economy leading the Republican candidates to visit the Kennedy Space Center and talk with aerospace workers there.