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Obama: America's still got adventures in space +live video

Apr 15, 2010 10:39:00 AM - thestate.com
President Obama will make remarks in Florida today at about 2:45 p.m.. To watch the event live, click here.

Near the launch pads where U.S. space voyages begin, President Barack Obama will try to reassure workers that America's space adventures sail on despite the coming end of space shuttle flights.

And Obama on Thursday will also try to explain why he aborted his predecessor's return-to-the moon plan in favor of a complicated system of public-and-private flights that would go elsewhere in space, with details still to be worked out.

It's a tough sell. So Obama is bringing deal sweeteners with him to Kennedy Space Center, pitching work that will save jobs, provide training for others and extend the life of the International Space Station.

And he's doing it on what once was the home turf of his most prominent critics.

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