Saturday, May 8, 2010

Obama "Gets It Right at Last"

An opinion article in the May 8 Florida Today declares that President Obama's proposed FY 2011 NASA budget "gets it right at last."

President Obama recently stood in front of workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and boldly said today’s space program is failing. And he was right.

NASA today pales compared to the days of Apollo.

Rather than continue another expensive dead-end program, the president set a new path that gets it right at last.

He does it by building what’s needed to go to more places faster, better and cheaper than before, and to stay where we go when we go, rather than leaving behind flags and footprints because we can’t afford to return.

Rick Tumlinson is the founder of the Space Frontier Foundation.

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