Obama’s Surrender in Space: One Giant Leap Backward for Mankind! (Flopping Aces)
In the clearest sign yet that Obama’s plan is to accelerate the decline of America’s superpower status, Obama went to the Florida Spacecoast on Thursday to tell NASA employees that he is canceling much of the manned space program including plans to return to the moon. Instead, Obama will shoot for landing on an asteroid. … Obama’s action means the U.S. will no longer have the capability to launch men into orbit after the last Space Shuttle launch on September 16, 2010. Instead we will have to depend on the Russians for access to the International Space Station. The technological advantage that NASA had in the 20th Century and which fueled decades of American economic and technological development will be lost along with 7,000 key jobs in advanced space related fields.
Also, the White House Science Czar Dr. John P. Holdren says, “We can’t expect to be number one in everything indefinitely” (certainly not if we’re not even trying!) This is of a part with Obama’s “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower” – a status they’re also doing their best to abandon.