NASA Chief: USA Will Not Go to the Moon Anytime Soon

NASA Chief: USA Will Not Go Back to the Moon Anytime Soon - RF CafeMaybe it is time to remove the "S" from NASA. The word "Space" is being less and less associated with our once-great agency. It seems now the moon is too high for American scientists and engineers to reach. NASA chief Charles Bolden declared at a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board that "NASA is not going to the moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime." Instead we will play supporting roles for China and Russia in their missions. U.S. astronauts already are humiliated into hitching rides to the International Space Station (ISS) from those countries while we transfer technology paid for by our taxpayers to them. We have no manned space vehicle, many telescopes and unmanned spacecraft projects are shutting down, and NASA funds are diverted to Mission to Planet Earth. Not to worry, though, at least a NASA outreach to the Muslim world - a religious group, BTW - is in the works.

Posted  April 2013