I absolutely detest having Democrats in power. This current crop of arrogant, elitist, know everything, is determined to destroy everything that is good and great about America. Case in point – they are destroying NASA.
They can bail out every freaking liberal, dump billions into the car companies, and pad ACORN, but they can’t do what is best for our country. Why bother? Who is going to donate money to their re-election campaign coffers from the space program?
God help us all!
Oh, and you think they’re actually going to let commercial space programs develop beyond what exists now? If so, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you.
The Pink Flamingo has been telling you liberals do not like NASA and do not like our space program.
“…“A tedious final public meeting of the board reviewing the country’s human space program concluded with a sobering assessment of the future, at least for those wishing to see American flags on other bodies in the solar system. To put it bluntly: It ain’t gonna happen in our lifetimes without a big boost in NASA’s budget. That’s not to say there’s not a silver lining, a couple actually. First off, we’re likely to make our international partners very happy because the only program that looks robust and viable for the foreseeable future is the International Space Station. For the most part, the Human Space Flight Review panel seems to favor extending its planned lifetime to at least 2020.”…”
The Pink Flamingo has been telling you for a year that Barack Obama would end up screwing NASA.
The Pink Flamingo has been telling you that having Democrats running the world is the worst thing that can happen to space exploration.
It’s even worse than we can possibly imagine. Let’s face the fact that Democrats don’t give a damn about our future.
“…The committee concluded that it would take an extra $50 billion to carry out the current plan, a chunk of money that most people assume isn’t likely to materialize. One alternative under consideration is the so-called “deep space” option that would feature human missions to orbit the Moon, visit NEOs, and eventually Mars; that would cost an additional $3 billion a year. Also under consideration: extending the shuttle though 2015 as well as stretching out the current Constellation plan to fit into the budget, which would delay a human return to the Moon to the late 2020s at the earliest.
Bad news for Mars advocates is that the panel dropped a direct-to-Mars scenario from consideration. “We think Mars direct (flight) is not a mission we are prepared to take on technically or financially,” Augustine said. (This doubtless will not go over well with those Mars advocates that either distributed or endorsed this Mars Direct placard found at the previous committee meeting last week.)…”