Will Mitt Romney Fire Space Advisor Michael Griffin For Proposing Permanent Moon Base?

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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

image While speaking to Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Romney Space Advisor Michael Griffin renewed his calls for a "permanent base on the moon." Given Romney's promise to fire anyone who proposed putting a colony on the moon, will Romney keep his promise by firing Griffin?

* "I spent 25 years in business. If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion dollars to put a colony on the moon, I'd say, 'You're fired,'" - Mitt Romney [CNN Republican Debate, 1/26/12; CBS, 1/26/12]

* Former NASA Administration Michael Griffin was named to Romney Space Policy Advisory Group. [Romney for President, Leaders in America's Space Program Write Open Letter, 1/27/12]

* "In order to extend human exploration, fly beyond the earth and have a presence in the solar system, the next step in doing that would be to have a permanent base on the moon." - former NASA Administration Michael Griffin speaking at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Global Space Exploration Conference on May 22nd, 2012.

Contact: OFA-Florida Press Office:, (813) 449-2495

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