Obama’s Education Plan

In a major policy speech, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama has announced his education plan.

At Space Politics, they’ve read full text of his proposal (15 page pdf file) and find that his plan would increase funding for education by cutting NASA funding marked for the shuttle replacement.

According to MSNBC, Obama would leave in place $500 million/year for Constellation’s “manufacturing and technology base”, but would otherwise transfer the funding to the education effort. None of the campaign’s official statements or other media reports indicate any alternative measures the campaign would take to address what, on its face, would appear to be a five-year delay in the introduction of Ares 1, Orion, and the other main components of NASA’s current exploration architecture.

Okay then. That’s good to know.

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