Senators Blast Obama's Plan to Scrap Moon Mission


President Obama's plan to scrap the Constellation space program designed to send U.S. astronauts to the moon was condemned by senators from states with heavy space industries, as the policy shift reignited questions about the mission of the U.S. space program and the role of private companies in that effort. Among them: Just how important is it that America return to the moon, or reach Mars? And can private companies be trusted to handle America's most dangerous space missions?