Newt Gingrich Talks Moon Base, Space Exploration

Presidential candidate would make space a priority.
1:41 | 01/26/12

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Description of what you might envision for of this makes what we would be there the primary well -- -- we learned that. I think the -- primary would probably come late in the season. But -- you know without getting -- -- hind -- novels. I think there are a lot of different things you wanna learn how to live in in the low gravity. -- how to create certain capabilities and lead the on the moon. How to develop. Assets that the moon has. How to do manufacturing and low gravity environments how -- -- scientific studies and there though it may well be instrumentation. In that kind of environment with no atmosphere. That is less expensive than putting up as a satellite so. It's. What would happen NASA's science budget -- Your. The next bureaucracy. I think the massive bureaucracy would we would want to look at it in great detail wonder you know. If they have as many bureaucrats -- and -- not launching that -- -- they had when they were launching. You really have to ask what is that they do. And I think -- a very serious problem nearly huge Washington bureaucracy that things. Well actually need we need a lot more do. Second I think you've got to look at some of the science projects that the fact that they Webb telescope has gone from one point five billion to nine. And I'm told the people don't believe that it nine is gonna come in that's going to be over -- nine. I mean and there's some funny stuff and say okay there has to be something systemically wrong. When you get -- this this scale and over and I think that deserves serious review.

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