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Gingrich's moonbase 'electioneering'

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Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich called for a base on the moon and an expanded federal purse for prize money to stimulate private sector space projects.

Andrew Coates, professor of Physics at University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory analyses just how realistic Mr Gingrich's vision is.


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