Man's return to the moon is off. Well, the return to the moon by the USA is off. The Obama administration will nix NASA's Constellation program in its budget on Monday.
"We certainly don't need to go back to the moon," one administration official said.One could argue that point, citing the developments in science that were driven by the moon program and man's need to explore.
But the White House has a better idea.
The White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects -- principally, researching and monitoring climate change -- and on a new technology research and development program designed to someday enable human exploration of asteroids and the inner solar system.OK, so now Obama has the CIA and NASA focussing on climate change.
Good move Barack.
I guess you haven't heard about Climategate, Glaciergate, Pachaurigate, Amazongate and whatever-is-next-gate.