In a curious and disappointing budgetary move President Obama has indicated that NASA will not be continuing efforts to put man back on the moon.
The move is curious because preliminary reports suggest that NASA will be tasked with encouraging private efforts in space. This from a president seemingly troubled by private efforts in other spheres? And, oh yeah, NASA will expand it’s concern with Global Climate Change.
I’m a bit surprised since I figured ‘the usual suspects’ would be targeting our military and veterans to pay for social programs.
So, the next Man on the Moon will be Chinese or Indian, I guess, and yet another uniquely American thing will be gone.