Obama to back return to Moon – Horray!

Looks like the US Space program is going to get a healthy boost in budget to fund further “human exploration” activities. This is good, for a while I was worried Obama was going to cut the space program to save money.

But on Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed an omnibus bill to fund NASA for 2009. It calls for a $360 million increase in the agency’s human exploration budget, which includes $2.9 billion for the Constellation programme. NASA’s science budget would decline $200 million from 2008 levels. The US Senate is now considering the bill.

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