Obama Kills Plans For Space Exploration, NASA Funding Gone
For awhile it seemed like we were right on the cusp of a new era in human exploration of space. NASA has been putting together plans to go back to the moon and then to use that as a stepping stone to get to Mars. President Bush supported it. Obama is killing it.
CS Monitor says President Obama’s newly unveiled 2011 budget effectively scraps the space program. They’ve cut almost all of their funding, scrapping the planned replacement for the space shuttle, killing plans for a more powerful rocket, and an eventual moon base.
Any hope that Obama would put a new emphasis on science and exploration seems to be gone. It’s back to shortsighted stupidity. America is now out of the space race. Whoever ends up as the Captain of the Enterprise, odds are he won’t be from Iowa.