Imagination A Casualty Of Loss Of Space Program

An editorial by the Desert News’ Editorial Editor, Jay Evensen titled, Imagination may be casualty of loss of space program, really caught our attention. For in his piece, Jay has a mea culpa,

"Five years ago, I wrote in favor of privatizing the space program, mainly because of costs. I was wrong.

The race to the moon never was a competition to see whether capitalism or communism was superior. The U.S. space program was just as dependent on the public treasury as was the Soviets’. It was, rather, a matter of pride and national security."

I’m not sure what the future of manned flight for this country is. I think we’re going to be losing a lot of prestige and be sort of considered as a second-rate space country, but that’s my opinion. – James Lovell

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