Saturday, January 3, 2015

Space

http://defensetech.org/2014/12/11/u-s-funds-development-of-russian-rocket-engine-replacement/

The USA foolishly stopped the Space Shuttle program without a replacement.  We also stopped our expendable rocket program and instead had the Russians build rockets for us to use in our space program.  That meant that if we had a problem with the Russians they could control if we could get astronauts to the space station or not.

President Obama has never properly supported the space program.  The USA should have been on the Moon again and on Mars by now.  We should have a robust public space program and a strong private space program.

Just as the pioneer spirit motivated the Americans of the past, space exploration motivates Americans today.  Spending on space helps us here on Earth.  It provides jobs, intelligence, military capability, and new technologies.  We need to get back on track and get back into space; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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