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The U.S. elections - what will they mean for space exploration?

5 Mar 2016, 17:25 UTC
The U.S. elections - what will they mean for space exploration?
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Right now the U.S.A is deep into deciding who'll run it for the next four years. Since there are only two party's with any kind of shot at winning (Republicans and Democrats), and they have very different outlooks, it's likely that the winner will have an impact on NASA's activities. Now, I'd love to say that NASA's just one space agency, let's not overreact, etc. And they are just one space agency.But they are by far the best funded and most active agency in the world, and in many respects a world leader in quality to. So, yes, who wins the U.S. power struggle is important to space exploration world wide.So, what does a victory for either side mean for us space geeks? Thanks to my fellow space geeks over on NASAspaceflight.com, there are a few videos you can watch of some of the presidential candidates talking about their spaceflight policies.The Republicans:Ben Carson:Ben Carson doesn't seem overly fussed about space exploration, but does mention that he feels 'not being in the space race' is bad for America (The relevant bit is around 4 minutes 20 seconds): Ted Cruz:Ted Cruz is a known climate change denier, and would likely dismember NASA's Earth observation ...

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