Time To Hit The Ground

Well, finally I got on the ground in Brevard to deliver the message of change, that the status quo is no longer acceptable, for America’s Space program. My work begins tomorrow and focuses solely on educating Space Coast workers on the importance of candidates supporting America’s Space program and that Senator John McCain has consistently supported NASA, VSE, and our Space program as a whole.Here are some sources for you to read about candidate McCain’s support for a strong Space program:

Initial statement in support of America’s Space program (27 January 2008),

“Let us now embark upon this great journey into the stars to find whatever may await us.”

-John McCain

John McCain has been a strong supporter of NASA and the space program. He is proud to have sponsored legislation authorizing funding consistent with the President’s vision for the space program, which includes a return of astronauts to the Moon in preparation for a manned mission to Mars. He believes support for a continued US presence in space is of major importance to America’s future innovation and security. He has also been a staunch advocate for ensuring that NASA funding is accompanied by proper management and oversight to ensure that the taxpayers receive the maximum return on their investment. John McCain believes curiosity and a drive to explore have always been quintessential American traits. This has been most evident in the space program, for which he will continue his strong support.

On 5 June 2008, Senator McCain was interviewed by several Florida newspapers and made clear his desire to see NASA’s funding increase.

On 12 August 2008, the McCain campaign released the its revised Space policy statement.

After his 18 August 2008 meeting on the Space Coast, Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel Space editor, reported on the meeting and the following statement by Senator McCain,

McCain said that the American people need to understand the [2010-2015 Shuttle Ares/Orion] gap and need to understand that access to space is a national security issue.

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