07/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan Defend Space Program Funding At Senate Hearings

In terms of Senate hearings, this one had all the right stuff: high stakes, passionate speeches, shutdowns and -- as if that weren't enough -- astronauts with a score to settle. Not just any old astronauts either. Attending the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's forum on the future of human space flight were the first and last men to walk on the moon -- the semi-reclusive Neil Armstrong and the slightly younger (and much sassier) Eugene Cernan.

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