The Associated Press, as part of an ongoing series of articles on various issues of the 2004 presidential campaign, asked the major candidates if they supported plans to send humans back to the Moon by 2020. The sound bites published in the AP article aren’t terribly informative: both Kerry and Edwards offer general support for the space program, but caution that the costs of sending humans to Mars must be balanced against other programs. Kucinich went into a little more detail, preferring to focus on the ISS rather than lunar exploration. (Neither Sharpton nor Bush responded to the AP’s question, but I think we know where the President stands on the issue…) Those who have been reading this weblog for a while, or read my article in The Space Review back in January, will not find any revelations in this piece. Alan Boyle of MSNBC also discusses this AP article in his Cosmic Log weblog.