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You see? We aren’t the only ones to think the president is messing up the space program. “Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides,” the astronaut corps writes Obama , “the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity.”

That’s the votes of three moonwalkers lost. Go to Mars , Mr. President.

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