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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's U.S. senators are speaking out against President Obama's plan for returning to space, saying it will cost thousands of jobs in Utah.
The president unveiled his plan Thursday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It includes federal spending to bring more private companies into space exploration, following the soon-to-end space shuttle program.
Sen. Orrin Hatch says the plan is "laughable" because it will waste billions of dollars and years of valuable time. [CLICK HERE to read Hatch's entire statement]
Sen. Bob Bennett says the administration is missing the mark and "if the president is allowed to have his way with the future of NASA and space exploration, the results will be disastrous." [CLICK HERE to read Bennett's entire statement]