Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Speed Bump

Florida Today publishes a weekly editorial column titled, “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.”

In this week's column is this passage:

Thumbs down: To NASA — and Congress and the White House — for budget and scheduling news that makes us want to lie down in the middle of U.S. 1. Flat funding and technical challenges for the Orion crew capsule almost certainly mean delays of the next human spaceflight by the U.S. government, scheduled for 2021. Moreover, the U.S. House passed a budget that cuts NASA by 6 percent. Equipment that would enable Orion to land somewhere (like the moon) appears decades out.

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