Funding for Moon, Mars Projects Promised

NASA’s new administrator and Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay said Tuesday the space agency will have the necessary funding to implement President Bush’s vision to send astronauts back to the moon and to Mars. “We have the money to do good things,” said Michael Griffin, who has visited at least seven of NASA’s centers since he was appointed in April. During a two-day visit at the home of human spaceflight, he spoke with astronauts, flight directors and other top administrators.