House GOP: Don't grab an asteroid — let's put bases on moon and Mars

June 25, 2013 6:58 PM

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House GOP: Don't grab an asteroid — let's put bases on moon and Mars

House Republican leaders want to push for outposts on the moon and Mars — and they want to push NASA's plan to snare an asteroid into the dustbin, according to a discussion draft of their space spending plan.

"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 space flight program," the GOP version of the NASA autho...

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