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Good riddance, man on the moon

It’s about time we reined in the space program - and the fairy tale of the final frontier

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / February 9, 2010

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While discussing his spending priorities, President Obama used an image we can all understand: the shrinking family budget. We have less money to spend, he explained, at home and on Capitol Hill. So good on him for ditching the manned (shouldn’t that be “personned’’?) space program. It is the unneeded and extravagant lawn service of the federal government. (Full article: 717 words)

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