Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gingrich Delivers Space Policy Speech in Cocoa

Click on the arrow to watch the video of Newt Gingrich's speech on the Florida Today web site. You may be subjected to an ad first.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivered his promised space policy speech this afternoon at the Holiday Inn Express Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa.

After the speech, Gingrich participated in a space roundtable at Brevard Community College.

Click the arrow to watch the BCC space roundtable video on the Florida Today web site.

Click here for the initial report by Florida Today. I'll post more in the morning once the final stories are posted by local media.

UPDATE January 26, 2012Florida Today has posted a complete report on Gingrich's space policy campaign events.

Invoking presidents who proposed moon shots and construction of a transcontinental railway, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday promised a “bold” space program that would establish a lunar colony within eight years and shake up a NASA he believes is crippled by bureaucracy ...

The vision Gingrich unapologetically called “grandiose” offered few details about how it would be implemented, what budget was needed or whether it could earn support from Congress.

Reactions from space web sites: "Gingrich Space Plan Promises the Moon, Literally: Lunar Base by 2020"

Space Politics "Gingrich Offers New Goals but Same Philosophy in Space Speech"

Spaceflight Now "Gingrich Offers 'Grandiose' Vision for Space Program" "Gingrich Wants Moon Base by 2020, Mars Colony, New Propulsion, Prizes"

Aviation Week "Gingrich Calls For Moon Base, Space Contests"

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