That the President is going to the Space Coast to speak of America’s space program says a lot. It is likely a recognition that the current proposed 2011 NASA Budget is meeting fierce resistance.
When then-candidate Obama visited Titusville, Florida on August 2, 2008, he made many promises about America’s space program. In his next visit to the Space Coast, we are very confident that the President will as before make many promises to the space community.
It is our hope that the promises both then and to come will result in a NASA Budget that is a reflection of those promises. NASA’s current proposed budget for 2011 certainly can not be envisaged from the President’s past statements about his support for a strong American space program. It is the opinion of this blog that the President has been ill-served by those who recommended the current proposed 2011 NASA Budget and its associated policy changes, which were so poorly conceived and executed.
AmericaSpace will make every effort to LiveBlog this event.
Until then, in honor of the President’s forthcoming trip, AmericaSpace brings you a video, compliments of BarackObamaDotCom, of the President’s first visit to the Space Coast. As one watches it, one might recall the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”