The US government is shutting down the space program in Florida…do I care? Well, yes I do! No, I don’t really care about whether Americans get to be the first to play a game of basket ball on the moon, or whatever – WHATEVER!
I do admire the huge advances in all areas that benefit us outer spacephobics. The tiny valves in heart replacements; the technology in cochlear implants; the improvements in surface traction of roads; food health standards –the list is almost as endless as space and all of it NASA developed. We all have a better life because NASA wants to explore the final frontier.
However, the new plan is to rent services from the Russians for a few years and then in 2016 start developing a new space program. In the meantime all those experts employed at Kennedy Space Center can just go stack shelves at the local supermarket until they are needed in 2016 – I don’t think so! I can’t help but think this has not been thought through properly.
On the other hand, we had a great time visiting!