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The first man to walk on the moon said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's plans to revamp the human space program would cede America's longtime leadership in space to other nations.

Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut on the moon, told a Senate Commerce Committee hearing that the Obama plan was short on ambition, including the decision to alter the Bush administration's goal of establishing a permanent presence on the moon.

Cernan said that he, Armstrong and Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell agreed that the administration's budget for human space exploration "presents no challenges, has no focus, and in fact is a blueprint for a mission to 'nowhere.'" Lovell, while not present at the hearing, issued a statement opposing Obama's NASA budget.

Who can blame them for being unhappy?  And I'll bet that's putting it mildly.  To read the rest of the article, click here.