In the budget coming out on Monday, rumor is NASA is basically going to be stripped down like a cheap whore. We will lose our heavy duty launch vehicle. We will lose the launch vehicle that was to supersede the shuttle program. We will lose any hope of returning to the moon for many, many years. We will lose a generation of science, and a generation of scientific brain trust.
When Barack Obama was running for POTUS, one of the campaign promises he made to the people on the Space Coast is that he would not harm NASA. He promised to re- evaluate and would maintain the launch vehicles in the pipeline. He told his fawning and brainless supporters that he supported a “robust” Constellation-like program.
Barack Obama lied.
If he had told the truth, that he planned to strip NASA the way he is now planning to do, he would have lost thousands upon thousands of votes in Florida, perhaps throwing the state into John McCain’s column.
But Barack Obama lied.
He lied to the point where the current administrator of NASA, in an interview with Space Politics, admitted that it is even possible the entire astronaut program is going to be terminated. Terminated. No bucks, no Buck Rogers.
It will take a yearly budget increase of about $3 billion a year to keep us on target to return to the moon. Instead, Obama and his spend-a-holic Democrats threw the money into a stimulus plan that is a total disaster. If just a small percentage of that money had been invested in NASA, it would have generated very real jobs, instead of the fake ones Obama’s administration reported in the fall.
He is risking our leadership in space, turning it over to China and Russia. Then again, it is becoming more and more apparent that Obama’s administration is the biggest dirty joke the nation has ever seen. It is possible, considering how abjectly incompetently Obama’s Department of Justice handled the Hot Pants Bomber on Christmas Day that he doesn’t even know his people are killing NASA.