|NYTimes quote I hope is wrong.||OldEdScott|
Jan 15, 2004 7:34 AM
|i John E. Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington research group on military and space topics, said the Bush plan was unlikely to go anywhere because, unlike President Kennedy's call to excellence during the cold war, it addressed no underlying national political issue. It was, he said, just election-year grandstanding, and dangerous at that.
i "The trivial budget increases they're proposing are only going to produce artwork," he said. "Basically, they looked at piloted space and said, `Let's shut it down and let's have a hedge against the possibility that the Chinese will go to the Moon. That's it. There's nothing to replace shuttle and station except artwork."
I truly hope this is something Bush is serious about, and not another of his 'let's kill something by pretending we're expanding it' ploys. I part with many of my liberal friends when I say there's nothing we can do more important than get our sorry human asses back into space -- REAL speace, not low-earth orbit.
When Bush announced this, watching him on TV, it was one of the few times in his presidency I thought: Yes! Leadership! The vision thing!
I hope this quote is just a case of biased liberal elitist media bullshyt, and not the truth.
|Hey Ed, you did it again. Wrong forum..... nm||Dave Hickey|
Jan 15, 2004 7:38 AM
|DAMN! Sorry. Doug ...||OldEdScott|
Jan 15, 2004 7:48 AM
|It would be great fun to ride a bike in the low gravity||OldEdScott|
Jan 15, 2004 7:59 AM
|of the moon.
There ... That fixed it.
Still, I'd prefer this be consigned to the ghetto of non-cycling, if you please Mr Sloan.