It's a good thing astronauts are rocket scientists, because President-elect Barack Obama has sent some some very puzzling messages about the future of NASA under his administration. First he was for cutting the space budget, then he was on record supporting NASA. Joining The Takeaway to discuss what NASA may be in for is Phil Plait an astronomer and writer of the blog, Bad Astronomy
"Trying to cut NASA is ridiculous. It's like clipping your fingernails while you're having a heart attack. It's the wrong thing to go after."
— Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait on whether President-elect Obama should continue to fund NASA
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