Question? For those who are not skeptical of BO's extravagant spending on social programs, are you concerned that he has quit funding the science of the space program and is handing the future of space exploration to China and Russia?
"At the peak of the Apollo program, NASA was consuming almost 4 percent of the federal budget, which today would be about $150 billion. The manned space program will die for want of $3 billion a year — one-300th of the stimulus with its make-work projects that will leave not a trace on the national consciousness.
As for President Barack Obama's commitment to the new NASA mission: Has he given a single speech, devoted an iota of political capital to it?
Obama's NASA budget captures the difference in spirit between Kennedy and Obama. Kennedy's politics was an expansive, bold, outward-looking summons. Obama's is a constricted inward-looking call to retreat.
Kennedy opened the New Frontier. Obama has shut it."
The dollar numbers to keep us in space are small as compared to our GDP. If you care about reasonable numbers?
A sad day for science in America.......and it was BO's call......