Friday, January 27, 2012

Romney Delivers Campaign Speech in Cape Canaveral

Click on the arrow to watch the video on the Florida Today web site. You may be subjected to an ad first.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to a campaign rally this afternoon at Astrotech in Cape Canaveral.

He offered no specifics about his space policy other than he'd organize a study before making recommendations.

Elsewhere, eight leaders in the aerospace industry issued a letter endorsing Romney. Among them were prior NASA administrator Michael Griffin, and astronauts Gene Cernan and Bob Crippen.

UPDATE January 28, 2012Florida Today on yesterday's Romney campaign stop:

Speaking just outside the gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday afternoon, Romney said, “A strong and vibrant space program is part of being a successful nation.”

But he didn’t wow the Brevard crowd with talks of moon bases or trips to Mars, saying it would be foolish to make such promises without first establishing objectives and well-defined funding mechanisms. He vowed, if elected, to bring leaders of NASA, the military and the commercial space industry to the White House to define America’s goals for space as well as establishing ways to achieve those goals.

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