Congress says no to asteroids, yes to moon landing

June 19, 2013 7:08 AM

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Congress says no to asteroids, yes to moon landing

A draft spending bill from the House would drop funding for President Obama's proposed asteroid retrieval project and steer funding back toward lunar exploration, according to a story on SpaceNews.com.

"It is the policy of the United States that the development of capabilities and technologies necessary for human missions to lunar orbit, the surface of the moon, the surface of Mars and beyond shall be the goals of the Administration’s human spaceflight program," the bill states.

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