Friday, June 06, 2008

McCain's Pro-Space Statement

Finally, a ray of hope. As reported by the Washington Post, McCain would be a supporter of NASA and manned spaceflight.

McCain said in response to a question from the editor of Florida Today, published on the state's Space Coast, that he was worried about future funding of the space shuttle program and that he would be willing as president to be a champion for NASA.

"Yes, I'd be willing to spend more taxpayers dollars,'' McCain said, adding he thought Americans respond to setting goals for specific projects.

McCain said ever since reading Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, "I'm intrigued by a man on Mars. I think it would excite the imagination of the American people . . . Americans would be very willing to do that.''

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