"Some have claimed that we're adrift, that we have no clear human space missions. That could not be further from the truth," he said. "Those who perpetuate that myth are hurting the space program."
Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesperson, said in a release that the Romney team has turned to tactics they've decried in the past.
"Mitt Romney has criticized Washington politicians for pandering to Florida voters by making empty promises about space," he said. "After his event today, it's probably time for Romney to have a talk with Paul Ryan."
Jason Koebler is a science and technology reporter for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow him on Twitter or reach him at email@example.com
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