As a Chinese spacecraft is ready to head to the moon, the leading U.S. democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), is calling for an increase in overall U.S. robotic exploration, but not necessarily manned exploration of the moon. A Clinton policy paper on her proposed space and technology strategy clouds the issue of whether NASA's program to return astronauts to the moon would receive the support of a Clinton White House. In fact Clinton pointedly avoids ...

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