From: White House
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2004
PRESS BRIEFING BY SCOTT McCLELLAN
Q Scott, almost a year ago the President outlined plans for expanded space exploration. Yet, that was a subject that rarely came up, if ever, on the campaign trail. I'm wondering -- and it hasn't been --
MR. McCLELLAN: I believe he just talked about it a few weeks ago; we had an astronaut traveling with us one day.
Q Well, it hasn't been one of the priorities for the coming year. I'm just curious where those plans stand. Are they on the back burner?
MR. McCLELLAN: It's reflected in our budget and I think it will be reflected in our upcoming budget, as well. Remember, this is a long-term vision that the President outlined for NASA, that made sure that they were focused on a very clearly-defined mission that is based on 10, 20, 30, 40 years down the road. So he remains committed to it.
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