Obama Revives Capsule From Cancelled Moon Program

President Barack Obama is reviving the NASA crew capsule concept that he had canceled with the rest of the moon program earlier this year.

Officials say instead of going to the moon, the new capsule will head to the International Space Station.

Administration officials also say NASA will speed up development of a massive rocket. It would have the power to blast crew and cargo far from Earth, although no destination has been chosen yet. The rocket would be ready to launch several years earlier than under the old moon plan.

The two moves are being announced before a Thursday visit to Cape Canaveral, Fla., by Obama. They are designed to counter criticism of the Obama administration's space plans as being low on detail, physical hardware, and local jobs.


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  • by betty ann on Apr 14, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    can we put him on it?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 03:23 AM
    If the ancient Myans are right I sure hope Nasa dont take him along.The human race would not prosper anywhwere at all and would be lucky to last a ganeration(20years).
  • by Jim Location: Beaufort on Apr 14, 2010 at 01:35 AM
    That could be the first mission. Shoot him to the moon...
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2010 at 09:54 PM
    Actually, if true, this is at least an improvement on his earlier plans for NASA. Hopefully this is not just talk.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    America never landed on the moon! Hello ppl, look at the pictures!! The US flag is wavin/flappin' hard in the wind on the moon. Question: what wind?!? There is no wind on the moon. Doh! One word: FAIL.
  • by Dave Location: Outside the box on Apr 13, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    I think that Obama would make a great president of the moon.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 at 06:09 PM
    Obama is an idiot. He needs to focus on one thing and at least GET ONE THING RIGHT. Instead he continues to stick his schnoze in everything and make MESSES wherever he goes!
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