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Saturday, January 17, 2004
 
John Glenn doesn't think Bush's space plan will fly
Beacon Journal | 01/15/2004 :
"Bush hopes to use the new crafts to begin establishing a colony on the moon within 11 years.

``I hope they have costed (that) out,'' Glenn said. ``When you think about it, every single thing that humans consume -- oxygen, food, water, whatever -- has to be taken up there for those people, and then resupplied. Every lunar mission is going to make a mission to the space station seem cheap. And (shuttle missions) are something like $400 million apiece.''"

jaynote: I hope this was a misquote rather than Glenn being so very wrong about lunar resources

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