2010’s space odyssey: Obama’s NASA proposals may change space flight forever

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President Obama is in Cape Canaveral, Fla., today, where he’ll defend his controversial vision for NASA. The linchpin of Obama’s plan involves cancelling the Constellation program and reviving the Orion project. Axing Constellation will effectively prohibit NASA from returning astronauts to the moon – a prospect that lead iconic astronauts Neil Armstrong and James Lovell to publicly express dismay, calling Obama’s plan “devastating.”

But this doesn’t mean the future of manned spaceflight has come to a halt. Instead, private investors are working furiously to plant their own flag in space. We’ll take a look at space hotels, private rockets and space tourism. Tariq Malik, managing editor of Space.com joins us with a look at our future in space.

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