Well, finally! With only 6 days to go, details have emerged about the President’s trip to the Space Coast, as reported by Florida Today’s Todd Halvorson in, Obama To Arrive At KSC At 1:45 P.M. April 15.
On Thursday, NASA Administrator Bolden said that the President would make a major space policy speech.
So, how long will the “major space policy speech” take? How long will he talk to the people, 30,000 of whom he will put on the path towards seeking “new” directions for their careers because his “new” direction, his NASA Administrator’s Plan A, lays them off?
That’s all of the President’s time that the folks on the Space Coast rate – 45 minutes.
Actually, it’s worse than that. While the President will arrive at 1:45 PM and begin his speech at 3:00, his departure at 3:45 means that his speech will be very short of 45 minutes. And unsaid is what he will do while he’s down on the Space Coast. 2 hours to land, visit with workers at just one NASA center, speak, and then depart does not give the President much time to see what his policy towards NASA will do.
But, not to worry Floridians, it’s not as though you are not on the President’s mind–after his “major space policy speech”, the President will then travel down to Miami to spend several hours first attending a cocktail soiree/fund-raiser with the Estefans at their home, and then another fund-raiser.
AmericaSpace Update: Updated post to reflect schedule…and grammatical errors 🙁