HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - President Barack Obama's decision to
drop NASA's back-to-the-moon program is creating an outrage in
cities that depend on space jobs.
In Huntsville in north Alabama, some worry the plan to shift
America's space program will also hurt the country's spirit and
Huntsville is where German rocket scientists first figured out
how to send people to the moon. There are currently 2,500 people
working at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville on the $100 billion moon project.
Those jobs aren't in any immediate danger because Congress still
must approve Obama's budget proposal. But the president's plan is certainly a jolt to the area.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is asking Obama to reconsider. He says the cuts will affect jobs as well as the country's space