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Will Obama kill the moon dream?

Facing budgetary constraints, President Barack Obama will scale back US space ambitions, abandoning plans to return to the moon by 2020 and confining Nasa to lower orbit missions for years to come. The shift will be unveiled on Monday when Obama presents his 2011 budget blueprint to Congress. Washington Correspondent Richard Lister discusses the impact it could have on jobs tied up with current Nasa programmes.


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