“”We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon,” said one administration official.“
The Pink Flamingo has an intense dislike of Democrats when they are in power. The first thing they do is destroy our future. The Obama Administration doesn’t give a rip about our security, the War on Terror, or fighting four our future.
It’s official. Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter the Second.
Obama is destroying our return to the Moon. He’s killing our heavy lift launch vehicle, and basically consigning the US to be some backward third rate nation when it comes to science.
Yes, I know there are things that should be done privately, commercially, but best things this country does is “big” – NASA, our military, etc. And for those idiot libertarians who like to wax constitutional – Thomas Jefferson started it. I have two words for you Lewis/Clark.
Space exploration is our figure. If nothing else proves that Barack Obama doesn’t give a damn about this country, this does.
“…When the White House releases his budget proposal Monday, there will be no money for the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020. The troubled and expensive Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, along with money for its bigger brother, the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and supplies needed to take humans back to the moon.
There will be no lunar landers, no moon bases, no Constellation program at all.
In their place, according to White House insiders, agency officials, industry executives and congressional sources familiar with Obama’s long-awaited plans for the space agency, NASA will look at developing a new “heavy-lift” rocket that one day will take humans and robots to explore beyond low Earth orbit. But that day will be years — possibly even a decade or more — away.
In the meantime, the White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects — principally, researching and monitoring climate change — and on a new technology research and development program that will one day make human exploration of asteroids and the inner solar system possible….”
These people are so STUPID they do not understand that the Moon is a staging area for later exploration. Then again, Barack Obama and his Administration of incompetent fools are the most STUPID bunch of idiots I’ve ever had the misfortune to encounter.
(FYI – the NASA web site is a piece of do-do. Try getting anything from it, or locating an image.)