President Barack Obama is redirecting America's space program, killing NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research, reports the Associated Press. The moon mission, which already cost $9.1 billion, was based on old technology and revisiting places astronauts already had been, officials said. "Simply put, we're putting the science back into the rocket science at NASA," White House science adviser John Holdren said at a budget briefing Feb. 1. The $4 billion that NASA spends yearly on human space exploration now will be used for what NASA...

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.