The Pink Flamingo has another I TOLD YOU SO. Lindsey Graham is right, the Cato Institute, Tea Party “Patriots” and the far right haveRead More
“…It’s not a stupid question, when you think about it. Why did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin restrict their moonwalk to barely 100 yards?Read More
Take this for a what it is worth. We are in a political season. Bill Nelson is a Democrat. Is he making trouble forRead More
Once again the world has proven that everything we need to know in life we can learn from Star Trek! The Pink Flamingo noticedRead More
While so many other things have been going on here in the country, the problems of NASA have been swept under the rug. I’veRead More
The Pink Flamingo has promised to be honest about Obama and the Dems. When they do something right, I will say so. Right nowRead More
“Under NASA’s very close direction, every manned U.S. spacecraft has been built by commercial companies. In fact, 83% of NASA’s budget goes to commercial entities. Depending on commercial companies is not new. That process has included strong NASA control, oversight and safety concerns. It is a procedure developed over many years and with great care. It has worked well. Change should be made with utmost caution and only if it brings some major advantage.
What is new is placing 100% confidence in smaller, less experienced companies if the Shuttles are retired, with no backup, for extremely complex missions. I am glad to see multi-company interest in commercial space development, but at this early stage of their experience they should be phased in only after they demonstrate a high degree of competency and reliability, particularly with regard to safety concerns.” …” John Glenn
“…We know 1,000 times more about the Moon than we did during Apollo. But there is so much we don’t know. There may be valuable minerals or other materials that could be useful for permanent settlements. I do think there’s value in going to the surface. There’s also value in using the Moon as a staging point for other exploration. We can learn in lunar regions many of the things that are unknown or undeveloped needed for planetary travel such as radiation exposure but still be able to get out of real trouble since earth is a short distance away. That’s why the Moon should be considered an important part…” Neil Armstrong
Space Politics has something that is sickening. During the hearings last week, David Rockefeller proved that he was not a supporter of a strong space program.
“...ROCKERFELLER – Turns out that Senator Rockefeller is not a strong supporter of human space flight. We went to space in the 1960’s to do new things and we did them. He states though that he wants to understand the value of human space flight.
It’s just another great big fat Pink Flamingo I TOLD YOU SO. Ave Week has a terrifying piece about just what the Obama AdministrationRead More
Too bad Obama doesn’t believe in our future. Just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the moment.
“...The space shuttle Discovery is seen as it lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Discovery and the STS-131 mission crew–Commander Alan G. Poindexter, pilot James P. Dutton Jr. and mission specialists Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Rick Mastracchio, Stephanie Wilson, Clayton Anderson and Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki–returned from their mission to the International Space Station. …”
Barack Obama’s narcissistic space policy can be summed up in four words: Been there, done that! Been there and done that, so why botherRead More
The Pink Flamingo thinks Barack Obama is a fool. Only a fool would squander our future. Idiot is revamping the Orion capsule. By revamping the capsule he is basically not only killing our return to the moon but going to Mars. Would someone please tell The Pink Flamingo what planet this freak lives on?
What the he-double-toothpick is wrong with him?
Why the heck doesn’t the freak take the money they are using on that idiotic railroad to nowhere in Florida and put it into space exploration?
From Americas Space:
“…The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a statement outlining the “new”, call it “new” v 2.0, NASA plan. It replaces the one that was announced on February 1st and has seen so few supporters that you could fit them all in a phone booth.
Hyperbola is reporting that astronaut corps rumors are circulating that the shuttle program will receive a one year reprieve. “…One of the reasons forRead More
Neil Armstrong, the reclusive Neil Armstrong who rarely surfaces in public, is ticked. When Neil Armstrong is ticked, allegedly things get done, or maybeRead More
Bob Swick has a little pinprick to remind us about Fannie and Freddie. A quick read that might make you a little angry. Let’sRead More
Have you seen the new photos of Pluto from Hubble? It is reason 1,000,999 why we need a manned space program (to service Hubble).Read More
If Chuck Bolden is serious about going to Mars, he’s got me on his side. I can forgo the Moon if we go toRead More
You gotta love the Dems. Now that they’ve basically destroyed any hope of getting our people into space for ages, the Russians, sensing aRead More
(If the thought of The Pink Flamingo praising something Obama has done causes you great pain, please ignore this post.) Something very strange isRead More
“…“…Also, one needs to note that if Senator Obama becomes President Obama, he has promised to essentially cancel Constellation and not provide funding toRead More
Anyone in their right mind knew when Obama was elected, NASA was in for some rough times. It is worse – our worst nightmare.
“…“I can guarantee you that there will be debate as to whether NASA needs to have astronauts,” he said. “I can just see it coming in the United States, you know. I wish it were not going to come up, but it will come up: ‘You don’t have a space shuttle, you’re not flying a vehicle, so why do you need astronauts?’ I get asked those kinds of questions all the time.”…” Chuck Bolden.
We could be looking at the beginning of the end of America’s space efforts and human space flight – America style. Of all the vile and reprehensible things the Obama Administration has proposed, this is the worst. If anything proves the man does not give a damn about our future, this does.Read More
The well oiled and highly effective machine that is the Obama Administration (note sarcasm) has decided to outsource some of our most critical NASARead More
“”We certainly don’t need to go back to the moon,” said one administration official.“ The Pink Flamingo has an intense dislike of Democrats whenRead More
Buzz Aldrin has a tragic commentary about the Democrats destruction of our space program and the hope for our future. “…Our space partners andRead More
The Pink Flamingo was wondering how long it would take for the MSM to get all creeped out because the new ABC series “V”Read More
Once again the Dems are in the process of screwing NASA. They have a bad habit of doing this. Right now we’re being told it costs way too much money, etc. but they are willing to throw cash for klunkers to the wind, etc. We’re dealing with a bunch of liberals who don’t give a rip about our actual future, only their own power.
Douglas MacKinnon penned an Op Ed for the Washington Examiner:
“…Enjoy the last few flights of our Space Shuttle fleet. After it’s mothballed late next year, our nation, to the collective shame of our politicians, will have no U.S. capability to get our astronauts into space for quite possibly a decade or more to come. Why? Because President Obama and most Members of Congress don’t consider our human spaceflight program to be a tangible vote-getter. As simple and as destructive as that. During the presidential campaign in 2007, then-Senator Obama said he planned to pay for his $18 billion education plan by taking it out of the hide of NASA. In defending his desire to delay the Orion and Ares programs (the next generation crew spacecraft and rockets scheduled to succeed the space shuttle), he stressed, “We’re not going to have the engineers and scientists to continue space exploration if we don’t have kids who are able to read, write and compute.”…As we have all witnessed these last few months, in order to please various special interest groups, President Obama and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, are anxious to spend (and waste) hundreds of billions of our money. Shockingly, from that obscene amount, they can’t find a tiny percentage to increase the knowledge, security, and commerce that would surely come our way as a direct result of continued U.S. preeminence in space. Too bad, because rather than continue in first place, the U.S. will eventually be last in space….”
The following WSJ article is by Buzz Aldrin, Ken Bowersox, Jake Garn, Robert Gibson, Hank Hartsfield, John Herrington, Byron Lichtenberg, John Lounge, Rick Searfoss,Read More
“…It is thought the collision of a rather smaller body with the Earth, about 70 million years ago, was responsible for the extinction ofRead More