26 Feb Trading the Moon for Mars
Obama’s NASA budget has our space priorities right.
In January, President Obama announced a new budget for NASA that would, newspaper headlines screamed, “Eliminate Funds for Manned Missions to the Moon.” Instead, the budget proposes new missions in near-Earth orbit. It also directly challenges and empowers the private sector to push the envelope of human space travel, and implicitly puts America on track to perfect life support and other technologies that can be tested closer to home before embarking on more distant destinations in space.
Many said the president’s decision was misguided, short-sighted and disappointing. Having the experience of walking on the moon’s surface on the Apollo 11 …
You can read the complete article at the Wall Street Journal.