NASA mulls mothballing space station research
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) -- NASA is considering shutting down all the research programs it conducts aboard the international space station for at least a year to fill a projected budget shortfall of up to $100 million, a top station manager said on Thursday.
NASA changed its focus after President George W. Bush decided in January 2004 to direct the country's human space program back to lunar exploration, with the intention of eventual missions to Mars.
The MOON and MARS. Yeah, that's a good idea. Lots of useful stuff there. Way to go, Bushy.
What an ass.