We don’t know who MissionControl is, but the comment left by MissionControl over at SpacePolitics.com is interesting in that, based on what we know, the author seems to have some insider knowledge of events.
“The tide has decisively turned against Lori Garver and her cohorts who created the disastrous NASA budget and plan for FY 2011.
Congress could not be clearer in its rejection of the ill conceived plan Garver developed and sprung on Administrator Charlie Bolden in February. The Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee and House Science & Technology Space Subcommittee have all weighed in with well thought out plans which look far more like NASA’s baseline plan than the road to nowhere scheme proposed by Garver.
Word has it Garver was intentionally left out of deliberations between Congress and the White House. This is ironic since earlier this year she cut Administrator Bolden out of the creation of the NASA plan.
While last week Garver tried to spin the Senate bill as a victory saying, “We think this is a great start. It accomplishes the major shifts the President set out to have for the space program”, clearly the bill is a major defeat for her.
If anything the Senate Appropriations and House Science & Technology Space Subcommittee bills are even more of a resounding defeat for Garver
One needs to bear in mind Garver is not solely responsible for the failed NASA plan hatched in February. Her accomplices were Jim Kohlenberger of OSTP and Paul Shawcross of OMB.
Their plan has proven to be a major embarrassment for President Obama and is now totally rejected. Congress has been unnecessarily by Garver’s antics, and thousands of people have lost their jobs unnecessarily because of her.
It’s time for Garver and her associates to go. President Obama should remove all three of them. Garver, Kohlenberger and Shawcross should have nothing to do with NASA as the nation moves forward with the solid plan Congress has developed. They will only be impediments and should be removed immediately.”