April 16, 2010
Obama's Plan "Turns NASA Into an R&D Agency," "Ends Our Human Dominance in Space"
Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Plan "Turns NASA Into an R&D Agency," "Ends Our Human Dominance in Space"
Barack Obama on Thursday set out his plan for the future of the U.S. space agency NASA. His vision includes an eventual manned flight to Mars, although not as soon as many Americans had hoped. The president went to Florida's Kennedy Space Center to defend his controversial proposal to change America's course in space.
Obama says he wants American space exploration to "leap into the future," and not continue on the same path. "By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to earth, and a landing on Mars will follow, and I expect to be around to see it," he said.
At the Kennedy Space Center, where U.S. space missions begin, Mr. Obama unveiled his proposal for the future of NASA beyond the end of the space shuttle program, which has only three flights remaining.
The president's plan would give private companies almost $6 billion to build their own spacecraft and fly them to the International Space Station. It would also extend the station's life by five years.
Wild Thing's comment........
Everything Obama does gets messed up.......everything! GO AWAY Obama!!!!!!
Posted by Wild Thing at April 16, 2010 06:50 AM
obama the narcisist is now an "expert" on space. NASA does lots of R&D anyway. We need to keep our rocketry programs going. obama is forsaking space work to the Russians and Chinese. China is on a space exploration roll thanks to the Clintons, obama and their spy system.
Posted by: TomR at April 16, 2010 10:12 AM
And we are the Enemy of State?
Posted by: Jack at April 16, 2010 10:47 AM
That seems to be obama's game plan, dismantle the United States one Brick at a time. Now he's into the bigger bricks, Like National Security, the Space Program. Why don't he tear apart the Welfare program that would be a good start.
Posted by: Mark at April 16, 2010 12:49 PM
Tom, LOL yes he sure thinks he is. hahaha Good one Tom.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2010 01:03 AM
Jack, yes isn't it wonderful. grrrrr
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2010 01:04 AM
Mark, great idea, now that would be something he could do if he only wanted to. I like that idea Mark.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2010 01:07 AM