Gingrich Promises Space Coast Voters the Moon

By Irene Klotz

COCOA, Fla. — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich staked out new ground in his quest to win the Republican U.S. presidential nomination with a plan to win the hearts and votes of space enthusiasts dispirited by the lull in U.S. human spaceflight and what some perceive as lackluster plans for […]

Newt Gingrich’s moon base idea takes center stage at the GOP debate in Florida

By ROBIN BRAVENDER | 1/27/12 1:08 AM EST

MIAMI, Fla. — If aliens were watching from outer space, even they might have been shocked by the amount of time devoted to space travel in Thursday’s presidential debate.

Newt Gingrich excited Florida’s struggling space coast this week when he pledged to industry executives that he would colonize […]