"We want Americans to think bravely about the future," Gingrich said throughout a campaign rally in Florida, where he outlines a space policy plan that would cut NASA's system of government and get bigger on private-sector space programs champion by President Barack Obama."By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,"
"We will have profitable near-Earth behavior that include science, tourism and manufacturing, because it is in our interest to acquire so much knowledge in space that we obviously have a capacity that the Chinese and the Russians will never come anywhere close to matching,"
Gingrich is safe in a shut battle with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as Florida prepare to vote on Tuesday in the Republican presidential main. Republicans are looking for a candidate to challenge Democrat Obama in the November election. The rally in Cocoa was now down the road from the Kennedy Space Center. With the departure of the space shuttles last year, the United States is dependent on Russia to fly its astronauts to the global Space Station, a service that costs NASA about $60 million per person. China, the only other state that has fly people in space, is not a associate of the station partnership.
In adding to behind the station, a $100 billion laboratory own by the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada, NASA is operational on a spaceship and heavy-lift rocket that could carry astronauts to asteroids and other destination beyond the station's 240-mile-high (385-km) orbit.
The Obama management also backs the development of privately owned space taxis to break Russia's monopoly on transportation to the station. Congress allotted $406 million for the program for the year that began on October 1.
Gingrich said he required to use 10 percent of NASA's $18 billion budget on prize money for competitions that spur novelty and technological breakthrough in space."I'm ready to invest the prestige of the presidency in communicating and building a nationwide group in favor of space," Gingrich said at a meeting of aerospace executive and group of people leaders after the rally.
"If we do it right, it'll be untamed and it will be just the most fun you've ever seen," he said.
During a discuss in Florida on Monday, Romney said he supposed space should be a priority.
"What we have corrected now is a president who does not have a dream or a mission for NASA. I happen to believe our space program is significant not only for science, but also for profitable development and for military expansion.