NASA

Obama on Moon: ‘We’ve Been There’

Did President Obama just snub the moon? “I just have to say pretty bluntly here, we've been there before,” Obama said in a speech laying out his plans for NASA on Thursday. Obama insisted that he was “100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future,” despite his decision to end its space-shuttle program. He stressed creating a role for private companies and commercial space missions to help explore deep space and predicted that within his lifetime America will "send astronauts to Mars and bring them back safely."