Newt Gingrich outlined his plans for colonizing on the moon throughout the course of his presidency. He explained how he would do so in a debate speech on Wednesday in Cocoa, Florida. He expressed that his goal is to eventually have enough people on the moon that trips back and forth would become a regular occurrence and that eventually there would be enough people for the colony to be recognized as a state. He made grandiose claims that this speech would go down in history as the beginning of this new age in space discovery. While he had many thought out methods for funding research and finding this generation's brightest engineers for the project, many found that his ideas may not be effective. He suggested using incentive programs and prizes from NASA's budget to encourage engineers to develop revolutionary new space technology in order to accomplish this, but people worry that these incentives will prove to be a waste of time and unsuccessful in drawing people into the project.
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