Pioneers blast new US space plan

First and last astronauts to walk on the moon say Obama's vision is a mission to nowhere.

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    The first and last men to walk on the moon have labelled the new space programme introduced by Barack Obama, the US president, a mission to nowhere.

    Obama had announced plans to cancel Nasa's Constellation programme, which will end US plans for future exploration of the moon.

    Instead, the focus will shift to building a space craft that can take astronauts to Mars.

    But that is a vision not shared by some pioneers of the US space programme.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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