Monday, July 21, 2008

Foolish Choices Endanger Our Superiority In Space

NASA has to buy used spacecraft.

The next president will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first landing of man on the moon. There will be great self-congratulations by a generation that has squandered a two-generation lead in space and aeronautics.

The truer tale is not that we landed there first, but that it has been 35 years since we last landed on the moon.

Instead of advancing science, we wasted billions if not trillions on welfare payments and other social programs that have undermined society.

Like Eric the Red visiting Nova Scotia 1,000 years ago, we came, we saw, we shrugged our shoulders and went home.

Now we are reduced to this:

The US space agency, NASA, is reportedly negotiating the purchase of unmanned Japanese transfer spacecraft to replace its own aging shuttles.

Don Surber -- Space Disgrace

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