I watched the final lift off of the space shuttle this morning and cried. This is the end of something that made us a great nation. Just one more Obama failure and a failure to America.
I won’t mention the amount of jobs that are going to be lost because of this. You’re smart enough to already know that.
July 11th, 2011 at 7:56 AM
Florida’s unemployment is much more dastardly than most of the nation already. (Obviously this will affect TX, CA and DC, too) So many businesses are tied to the space program. It’s so much more than NASA itself. it’s hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake across hundreds of businesses & many states..
July 10th, 2011 at 11:21 AM
For the record, it was President Bush who decided to end the shuttle program, and it was every Congress from then until now that didn’t appropriate enough money for NASA to build the Constellation program as directed. We are building a new crew vehicle and a rocket to launch it, but it’s going to take time on a limited budget.
July 10th, 2011 at 1:02 PM
I’d like to see the proof for that but regardless, did Bush also turn NASA into a Muslim outreach department, too?
July 10th, 2011 at 3:39 PM
President Bush announced his Vision for Space Exploration (http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/55583main_vision_space_exploration2.pdf) in 2004 after Columbia was lost: finish the space station, then retire the shuttle and build a new system to fly to the station, then to the moon, and ultimately to Mars; that was the Constellation program. In 2009 the Augustine Commission found (http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/396093main_HSF_Cmte_FinalReport.pdf) that Constellation was so behind schedule, underfunded and over budget that it couldn’t reach its goals. In 2010 President Obama announced his plan to drop Constellation but continue building a new vehicle for destinations beyond low Earth orbit. Wikipedia has good summaries.
July 10th, 2011 at 4:46 PM
Thanks for the links but like i said REGARDLESS, when did Bush make NASA a Muslim outreach program?
I guess that’s a question that you can’t answer, even if EVERYTHING is all about BUSH.
July 10th, 2011 at 6:43 PM
NASA’s main job is space exploration, and today we do it in partnership with other countries and their space agencies. Charlie Bolden’s unfortunate phrasing last year notwithstanding, NASA collaborates and cooperates with counties all over the world because (among other reasons) we can’t afford to do everything we want to do all on our dime.
July 10th, 2011 at 8:28 PM
Oh. I see. “Muslim outreach” was just a poor choice of words.
July 9th, 2011 at 12:29 PM
We are living through a bad stretch of history, Roxy. The one thing that makes life bearable, for me, is that we ca not see the future. We therefore live in hope that things will get better.
July 9th, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Yeah, and now we have to pay Russia 50 mil. per flight to the space station.
Barry grins, America slips away as the leader of space technology.
Barry grins again while eliminating thousands of jobs that used to support NASA, and the research that it takes to accomplish that type of mission.
OBTW, I forgot about their families.
How stupid of me.
He is a monster with way to much power.
Transparency my a$$.
The idiots that voted for this imbecile better rethink before they vote for him again.
Have a nice day Roxy. 🙂
July 8th, 2011 at 7:26 PM
I agree. This makes me sad, and extremely angry. Obama is destroying this country. He talks about R&D, and innovation, and it’s importance in America, but his actions say exactly the opposite. We can’t take another 4 years….
July 8th, 2011 at 6:15 PM
Don’t be sad, at least the ‘muslims’ feel better about themselfs! (sarcasm off)
July 8th, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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July 8th, 2011 at 5:36 PM
I agree with Loopy It is very sad, Nobama has taken all the things which make America #1 out slowly. Next move is the Pentagon cut!
July 8th, 2011 at 4:47 PM
It’s sad that we don’t consider space important anymore!