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Gingrich says “I am sick of being told we have to be timid, and I’m sick of being told we have to be limited to technologies that are 50-years old." And he is mocked for it. Mercilessly. From people in his own party! What the hell was that all about? And of course, Obama criticized it as well.
Yes, there are concerns about where the money would come from. But, as one journlist noted, the money IS there... "Then there is the money; a manned mission to Mars, which would be the next logical step, is estimated to cost in the region of $450 billion, which is quite a lot. But put it in perspective: the total cost for American taxpayers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was recently estimated to be between $3.2 and $4 trillion. And on welfare, one think-tank estimates that Barack Obama’s various programmes will cost a staggering $10.3 trillion over a decade."