Sunday, August 23, 2009

America's leaders turn back on frontier, promise of space

Lansing State Journal

The future is not what we were promised. A panel appointed by President Obama concluded that NASA's plans to launch return missions to the moon are not technologically feasible and beyond the current agency budget.

It's hard to believe that 21st century America cannot replicate 40-year-old technology. A more likely explanation is that our national leaders are more interested in funding domestic initiatives rather than space exploration.

This policy shift would mark a betrayal of the pioneering spirit that has shaped American history since the first European settlers landed on the eastern seaboard more than four centuries ago.

Read the full editorial, HERE.

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