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.
I don’t have a lot of faith in anything Democrats do when it comes to space exploration. This may be due to those dark and dreadful days of the Carter Administration when NASA was cut back to basically nothing. Carter took a promising idea with a reusable vehicle and turned it into today’s shuttle program. I don’t trust Democrats and the Space Program. It’s that simple. They would rather slash science and technology in favor of hand-outs to buy more votes than actually invest in our future.