Former Astronaut Glenn Criticizes Bush Space Plan Reuters

U.S. space pioneer John Glenn said on Thursday that President Bush’s space exploration plan “pulls the rug out from under our scientists” and might waste too much money to ever put astronauts on Mars. Glenn, a retired Democratic senator from Ohio and the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, said NASA should not abandon research on the International Space Station and questioned the advisability of using the moon as a stepping stone to Mars.