Friday, April 16, 2010

Obama NASA Speech Reactions

http://www.newsy.com/videos/pres-obama-defends-space-program/

Interesting video. I like how they bring several sources into one piece, showing different angles. I still stick by my thoughts on this issue, and completely disagree with people who dislike commercial space for LEO operations. I don't think NewSpace is ready to build Moon bases or conduct Mars missions yet, but NASA sure as hell is. :)

4 comments:

Marcel F. Williams said...

The Obama administration only spends $1.2 billion a year on average to support private commercial spaceflight out of a $20 billion a year NASA budget over the next 5 years. So my concern is what's going on with the other $19 billion.

Spending $300 billion dollars over the next 15 years with only a continuation of the ISS and a single manned visit to an asteroid to show for it doesn't seem like a good utilization of NASA resources, IMO.

Norman Copeland said...

Really, the entire economy could be NASA managed.

www.spacetravel21stcentury.blogspot.com/

Phalanx said...

If you want to know where the rest of the money goes, Marcel, go read the budget proposal in its entirety for yourself. It's all there.

Marcel F. Williams said...

I have read the budget-- in detail-- and I've posted about how that money really should be spent on my blog at:

http://newpapyrusmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-congress-should-respond-to-obamas.html