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Nelson and Obama at odds on NASA?

So suggests Washington D.C.'s The Examiner.

"When the Democratic National Convention rolls into the Mile-High City," the Examiner writes, "Two leaders with widely-varying views on space will symbolize a potential fracture in the Democratic party over space.

"On the one hand, there's senior party member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, not only a space booster but a veteran space flier himself. On the other hand, there's the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, who's widely regarded as anti-space...."

The paper goes on to say that "six months ago, Obama said that he would chop a third of  NASA's budget and move it into education." But with the advent of NASA's 50th anniversary, his office "launched a pro-space statement.

"I believe we need to revitalize NASA’s mission to maintain America’s leadership, and recommit our nation to the space program, and as President I intend to do just that," he said.