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Science  01 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5863, pp. 565
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5863.565

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Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama's (D-IL) sudden support for the rocket that will replace the space shuttle as the country's new vehicle to explore space demonstrates the surprising success of grassroots and Internet-based space efforts in affecting the course of the 2008 presidential campaign.