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NASA chief: US won't return to moon

• Terrence Aym
The U.S. is relying more heavily upon private space industry to launch space missions and fill the gaps in NASA's manned space program as budgetary cuts and financial screws are applied to the space agency's annual budget.

With the retirement of the space shuttle, and delays plaguing America's future presence in space, the severity of the cutbacks was driven home by NASA chief Charles Bolden's flat pronouncement that the United States of America will not be returning to the Moon anytime in the foreseeable future.

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