In addition, please also read the Science magazine article 'Ed Weiler Says He Quit NASA Over Cuts to Mars Program.'
And, check out the Washington Post article 'Obama's budget would cut Mars program, solar system exploration.'
It begins, 'The budget coming Monday from the Obama administration will send the NASA division that launches rovers to Mars and probes to Jupiter crashing back to Earth.'
Dr. Jim Bell, a scientist at Arizona State University and president of the Planetary Society, stated within the article, 'We're doing all this great science and taking the public along with us. Pulling the rug out from under it is going to be really devastating.'
It also mentions the U.S. president: "Two years ago, President Obama said his ultimate goal was to send astronauts to Mars."