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The citizens of the United States are in the midst of its election of a new president in 2008. Their responses to the topics of space, science, and education say much about their campaigns and how they will direct the country.        


Their stated positions on such topics tell us if they support basic research and development in the United States, and whether we will remain a leader in science and technology during their potential term(s) as president and well into the future.

Read what they say. I’ve compiled a list of articles that talk about space policy and the candidates vision for the future of the U.S. space programs (both manned and unmanned), science, and about various of their positions on different topics including education.

Whether you are an independent, democrat, or republican, vote and participate in your state’s primary or caucus, and on November 4, 2008, for the election of our next U.S. president.

If you live in another country, hopefully you too have the privilege to vote and participate in the workings of your local and federal government.

The website Project Vote Smart contains the dates for each of the U.S. states' primaries and caucuses: http://www.vote-smart.org/election_president_state_primary_dates.php.

The following is a list of articles talking about candidate positions on space, science, education, and various other subjects.

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Space.com (http://www.space.com/):
“Round Up: Presidential Candidates Talk Space”: http://www.space.com/news/071231-candidate-positions.html

The Space Review (http://www.thespacereview.com/):
“Presidential candidates and space policy” http://www.thespacereview.com/article/890/1
“Where the candidates stand on space” http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1028/1

The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/)
“Clinton Favors Future Human Spaceflight (Democratic Candidate Launches a Position as Opponents Orbit From a Safe Distance)”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201359.html

“The Front-runners: A revealing look at each of the leading presidential candidates” http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/

Blog: Space Politics
“Because sometimes the most important orbit is the Beltway…” http://www.spacepolitics.com/
CNN Politics
"Where the candidates stand on the issues" http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.abortion.html

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William Atkins

William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University

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