Ted Cruz Loves NASA, But There's a Catch

At a hearing Thursday, the Texas Senator said the agency should focus on space (and pay less attention to earth).

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The 42nd annual CPAC, which runs until Feb. 28, features most of the potential Republican candidates for president, from Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer

Senator Ted Cruz has not yet, as his critics fully expected, argued to slash funding for NASA now that he chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees it. 

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