[FPSPACE] Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports ambitious manned space program

pjp pjp961 at svol.net
Thu Oct 4 20:46:06 EDT 2007


>From Agency France Presse

 

http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Clinton_raps_Bush_over_war_on_scien_10042007.ht
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While most of the article and her speech presentation today was on her views
of supporting scientific research, and differentiating herself from what the
current administration's actions have been on the subject, she did say the
following:

 

On the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite which
ignited the Cold War space race, Clinton also vowed in her speech to pursue
an ambitious human space flight program.

 

 

The full article below:

 

Clinton raps Bush over 'war on science'

 

Hillary Clinton Thursday accused President George W. Bush of waging a 'war
on science' in a preview of a looming 2008 election battle over stem cell
research, global warming and energy.

"For six-and-a-half years under this president, it's been open season on
open inquiry. By ignoring and manipulating science, the Bush administration
is letting our economic competitors get an edge," Clinton said.

The Democratic White House front-runner pledged to remove Bush's
prohibitions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

She also vowed to prevent political appointees skewering government
scientific assessments, as critics say has happened several times under
Bush, and said she would expand government assessments of climate change.

On the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite which
ignited the Cold War space race, Clinton also vowed in her speech to pursue
an ambitious human space flight program.

She said she would issue an executive order to rescind Bush's restrictions
on federal funding for stem cell research which may result in treatments for
diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes.

Bush this year vetoed for the second time a bill seeking to encourage the
research, saying it violated the sanctity of human life.

Asked to comment on Clinton's remarks, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino
said only "the political season is getting into full swing."

The president barred federal funding from supporting work on new lines of
stem cells derived from human embryos in 2001, allowing research only on a
small number of embryonic stem cell lines which existed at that time.

Most Democratic candidates agree with Clinton on stem cells, but it is a
delicate issue for conservative Republican voters, and most of the party's
2008 slate side with Bush's on the issue.

Global warming is poised to play a more prominent role in the 2008 race,
than any previous US election. 

All Democratic candidates are on record as backing more action against
climate change, though differ on the details.

Republican counterparts bicker over whether current science supports the
theory of global warming, and several are concerned about the impact of
attempts to cut greenhouse gases on the economy.



 



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