Gingrich Vows To Establish A Colony On The Moon

By: AP
By: AP

COCOA, Fla. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich is promising to establish a permanent base on the moon by 2020 if he's elected president.

Gingrich, the former House speaker, told an overflow crowd gathered on Florida's space coast Wednesday that he wants to develop a robust commercial space industry in line with the airline boom of the 1930s. He also wants to expand exploration of Mars.

The pronouncements appeared to thrill the crowd of roughly 700 people. Florida's space coast is still suffering from a recent round of federal cuts to the space program.

But how would Gingrich pay for it?

The Republican presidential contender says he wants to offer prizes to help stimulate investment by the private sector.


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  • by Goodness Location: Springs on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM
    In other news...Newt Gingrich says that he'll make sure that all 6th graders have 5 hours of recess every day, and every day will be pizza day in the cafeteria! This is one of the most blantant examples of pandering I've seen in my life. It baffles me.
  • by Einstein on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    I agree wholeheartedly, we've grown too big for this planet and need to start seriously looking at expanding into the neighborhood. One question though....how do you do this with less gov't and no new taxes? You need to make money to spend money. This is how the GOP has buried us in debt over the past few decades. Same crock, different day.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:49 AM
    It's Ron Paul or Obama wins, plain and simple. Newt and others are in another reality. Obama would eat him alive. "So we're trillions and debt and millions are unemployed - what do you propose?" "Let's start a lunar colony." What a joke. Ron Paul is the only one with a clue.
  • by Rollin My Eyes! on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM
    He belongs on the moon! This man is a whack job. A lot of people might wish they were on the moon in order to escape him if he was the President!
  • by gonzocolorado Location: cospgs on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:52 PM
    How are we going to pay for this after the Newt begins all the wars he plans with Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and Syria? He wants to take on Mexico too. Sounds expensive. The moon might be a bridge too far.
  • by David Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:51 PM
    We should put Newt on the moon and leave him there as Galactic Emperor..and general buffoon...Why in the World do we need a colony on the Moon..He is not right in the head...
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      by laughing on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to David
      Maybe so he kind have an extra lunar affair!
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        by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:54 AM in reply to laughing
        And Newt should be the very first colonist! THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND HE'S GONE!
  • by ET on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    I think we are already there.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:37 PM in reply to ET
      So, we put a man on the moon and then 40 years later we are just playing with a space station? Yeah, we've been there for a few years already.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:52 PM in reply to
        THEY ENDED THE NASA PROJECT SO WHAT MAKES ANYONE THINK THAT WERE GOING TO THE MOON ANYTIME AT ALL NOT EVEN IN THE FUTURE IF YOU PUT HIM IN OFFICE THEN WERE DOOMED DOOMED I MEAN DOOMED!
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