Saturday, April 26, 2008

Obama's Plan for NASA.

It's grim.

From the article:
Translated into English, that means that he'll maintain the Constellation project at a minimum $500 million per year budget as the band takes an extended break between sets, taking their instruments with them. And for how long does the U.S. postpone a new space transport capability? Obama's answer is the "minimum possible time period." (Now is that in human or dog years?)

In the meantime, the U.S. space program sits on the tarmac. This will free-up funding for his aggressive plans to federalize pre-school.

Which is a lot worse than it sounds. Once you tell all those engineers there's not going to be any work for the next five years, how many will still be around when you decide you want to go back into space after all? Odds are they'll be working for the Chinese space program by then.

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