Friday, July 27, 2012
I pulled this from Fox News. “He said the United States is not going to travel beyond low-Earth orbit on its own and that no country is going to make it to Mars without international help. Bolden has faced criticism this year for overseeing the cancellation of the agency's Constellation program, which was building new rockets and spaceships capable of returning astronauts to the moon. Stressing the importance of international cooperation in future missions, Bolden told Al Jazeera that the moon, Mars and asteroids are still planned destinations for NASA.” Fox News.com (NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations with Muslim world) So I guess it is beyond our capabilities to EVER be able to take the next step without other countries help? Not exactly an American way of looking at things. From this statement, he must believe that we are NOT a nation of achievers nor will ever be again. Once again, not exactly an American way of looking at things. Notice how Mars and asteroids are left until the end. So NASA is going to direct its energies to helping fellow Muslims as a priority that will not hinder its mission to explore space? The cancellation of the program to return to the moon does not tell us anything? The ultimate source and responsibility for all of this B.S. must be the White House. Any President opposed to this (And I would expect ALL of them to be) would intervene. I guess if President Obama believes that he can run our economy better then we can (Without even making a budget) he can run NASA better than anyone else. Yet is this new CHANGED direction really in America’s best interest?