Losing it in Space

The Washington Times editorial Losing it in Space criticizes the President’s budget proposal for sending NASA on a mission of “extraneous responsibilities” that distract the agency from its core competency: “the exploration of space.” They remind us of the switching position between candidate Obama, who promised support for Constellation and the moon program, and President Obama who commands the cancellation of it in favor of funding unproven commercial space ventures.

“Yes we can” has become “mission impossible.”

“But if the results of the president’s stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs.”

Colorado Governor Ritter supports Constellation

Dear Astronauts – Homer Hickam