President Obama wants to end NASA's moon program and turn over space transportation to commercial companies. Administration officials say the idea is to jump-start technologies needed for future human exploration of Mars and other destinations.
The NASA plan is part of Obama's $3.83 trillion budget for fiscal year 2011, unveiled today. In recent plans for NASA's manned space program, a lunar base was to be used as a launching point for future trips to Mars. President Bush laid out that...Full Story