Friday, February 29, 2008
Obama Critical of NASA Manned Space Program; Return to the Moon in Doubt
Democratic presidential candidate Barack H. Obama indicated in an Ohio television station interview that NASA's unmanned program may be more seriously favored than its human program raising the spector that a human return to the moon could be in very serious trouble should he reside in the White House.
"I do think that our program has been stuck for awhile. That the space shuttle mission did not inspire the imaginations of the public. That much of the experimentation was done could have been conducted not necessarily with manned flights." [Important Video]
"The launch to Jupiter!?"
Obama wants a detailed review of NASA spending, he stated in the TV interview on WKYC-TV in Ohio. Last November Obama indicated that he would delay an American Return to the Moon for several more years leaving the moon to the Chinese astronauts to explore.
Obama faces Democratic presidential contender Hillary R. Clinton in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont primaries Tuesday [video]. Clearly, she [Clinton] has a more favorable civil space policy that would sustain the Vision for Space Exploration.
Come Tuesday, Barack has as much to LOSE as Hillary has to GAIN. VOTE! Then we can explore John McCain's space policy positions going into November.