Newt Gingrich: Romney’s Space Plan Doesn’t Boldly Go Anywhere

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NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 25:  Republican presidential hopeful and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to overflow crowds at a Hilton Hotel on November 25, 2011 in Naples, Florida. Gingrich discussed foreign policy issues and restated his position on illegal immigrants in the United States. Gingrich, who has rose in recent polls following strong debate performances, had been written off earlier this year and is now expected to do well in the Iowa caucuses in early January.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Over the weekend the Romney campaign unveiled its space plan, and at a campaign event Paul Ryan said, "I believe we need a mission for NASA, a mission for a space program, and we also believe that this is an integral part of our national security.” The campaign is a bit vague on what that mission should be, and one former rival noticed. “The Romney plan for space starts to move in the right direction but could be much more robust,” Newt Gingrich told NBC News. “We could move into space much, much faster than we are. Romney is better than [President] Obama on space but could be bolder and more visionary.” This is very disappointing news for all Americans who were hoping Romney had a change of heart about colonizing the moon (i.e. only Newt Gingrich).