Man has visited the moon six times between 1969 and 1972, but on 1 February 2010, President Obama announced budget plans which, if accepted by Congress, will effectively kill the Constellation program that called for a return to the moon by 2020.
The US has not got the money
To put man again on the moon,
So their astronauts won’t be a-roving
The regolith any time soon.
It’s been landed on, orbited, probed;
It’s been sampled, impacted and tested.
A whole load of junk has been left there,
And a whole lot of dollars invested.
Now Obama has cancelled all landings,
And his critics in NASA are mad;
But no matter what anyone else thinks,
The Man in the Moon will be glad . . .