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Flashback 2008: Sen. Obama Pledges No Cuts To NASA Funding

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Posted on February 21 2010 6:15 am
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By: Patrick Peterson

Sen. Barack Obama promised not to cut NASA funding and said Saturday at a town hall meeting he will rely on Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and revered astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn to help form his space policy.

“Under my watch, NASA will inspire the world once again and is going to help grow the economy right here in Brevard County,” said the presumptive Democratic nominee, speaking to a crowd of 1,400 at Brevard Community College’s Titusville campus.

Obama has changed an earlier position, in which he planned to delay the Constellation program five years and use up to $5 billion from the NASA budget for education.

Read more at Space.com

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