Turning NASA into a Global Alarmism and Scares Administration

President Obama has announced a major shift at NASA - canceling President George W. Bush's 2004 plan to return astronauts to the moon and then move on to Mars. Instead, the Democratic administration is focusing the space program on climate research and unmanned missions. The president's budget gives the National Aeronautics and Space Administration a hefty $6 billion budget increase over the next five years, with nearly $2.5 billion dedicated to research on global climate change.

It is evident that while manned spaceflight has moved to the back burner (protesters at the Johnson Space Center put it more crudely - "Obama lied; NASA died") the winners in the new NASA budget are the climate-change theoreticians. Read more.