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Monday, April 19, 2010

Wonderboy's Foolish Retreat From NASA

Though interested in the new plans Wonderboy has for NASA, I had to skip listening to or watching his address from the Kennedy Space Center. It's virtually impossible for me to hear another of his endless self-promotional commercials without wanting to be sick.

However, thanks to generous news coverage and the many interviews with former NASA staff and astronauts, I was able to learn the important points of the new plan.

What an unmitigated disaster for our defense, space and economic interests. This is what you get when you elect a total Rookie as president.

Essentially, Wonderboy has cancelled the existing Constellation moon program, without a bona fide replacement. According to technical experts, the resulting promises made by existing NASA managers amounts to essentially a gigantic leap of faith.

In the meantime, the most powerful nation on earth will have to beg our way onto Russian rockets in order to get into space.

Much of our modern, world-leading technology came, directly or indirectly, from the space program. By choosing to solve tough technical problems with sufficient resources, American ingenuity developed computers, wireless communications, and many more technologies which, when applied to the lives of American consumers, resulted in better lives and increased wealth.

Now, our idiot president has shut down this wellspring of technological supremacy.

Mind you, if one criticizes NASA, we could have simply let contracts to private sector vendors to complete the Constellation program.

The reduced footprint of the remaining NASA programs, goals, and scope will result in nations other than the US working on and potentially solving important technological problems which often yield military and economic predominance.

Yet again, our sitting president engages in what some would see as impeachable actions.

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