Zaina Adamu, CNN
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney remained mostly silent when it came to discussing concrete space-related plans while on their political campaign trails this year. But both candidates did release space policy papers, which outline their vision for the future of NASA and space exploration.
They both agree that partnering with private sectors is good for U.S. space programs. In other issues, though, there are clear distinctions.
Here’s a look at each candidate’s position on space exploration.