BAND Agrees to Updated NASA Resolution

At the March BAND meeting, members voted to recommend the following resolution for passage at the upcoming Senate District 11 convention.
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ADVANCED HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT EXPLORATION COMBINING THE BEST OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PROGRAMS
A NEW AGE OF APOLLO

WHEREAS President Obama submitted a significant budget increase for NASA and proposed canceling the inadequately funded Constellation Program to return humans to the moon in NASA’s 2011 budget proposal;

Write a Resolution at Your Precinct Convention

You can play a part in assembling the Democratic platform. Here's how. The precinct conventions begin on Tuesday, March 2 after the polls close, at about 7:15 p.m. Each convention takes place at that precinct's primary polling place. You can attend the convention with your printed resolutions on the political issues of your choice, and you can also sign up to be a delegate at the Senate District convention.

Ten Things You Should Know About the NASA Budget

1. George W. Bush proposed the Vision for Space Exploration program, which became Constellation, in 2004 as part of his re-election campaign, but he did nothing to build support for the program.

2. Under Bush, no new money was provided to NASA to begin the Constellation program; money had to be taken from NASA science, robotic missions, and human spaceflight programs.

3. To find seed money for Constellation, Bush canceled the space shuttle program and planned to abandon the International Space Station less than five years after completion.

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