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Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill 562

MarkWhittington writes "In an attempt to rationalize and give focus to NASA's human space flight program, Rep. Bill Posey, Republican of Florida, has introduced a bill that will direct the space agency to send astronauts back to the Moon with a goal of permanent habitation of Earth's nearest neighbor."
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Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill

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  • by rbrander ( 73222 ) on Sunday April 24, 2011 @07:58PM (#35925008) Homepage

    A socialist like Kennedy wanting to get to the moon by a socialist government program, I can understand. But a Republican? Surely we should just wait until GE or Boeing just picks up and goes with private money and objectives. It will be much more efficiently run, and no taxpayers will be robbed to give a (literally) free ride to socialist astronauts.

    After reading all my Pournelle and Niven in the 70's, I've been waiting 40 years for the power of free enterprise to get me a ticket on the Pan Am Space Clipper. I'm not sure what the hold-up is; probably, the corporations are still too highly taxed.

  • by FatLittleMonkey ( 1341387 ) on Sunday April 24, 2011 @09:01PM (#35925402)
    A metaphor for spousal abuse does seem a more appropriate name for the relationship between Congress and NASA.

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