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#1 posted 08-07-2012 07:59 PM

JJ – more correct would be that Barry canceled US manned spaceflight.

Yes the shuttles were aging… not technologically, so they could still have built another.

But the Constellation program, which was to return us to the moon and beyone was cancelled in favor of just riding along with the russians.
The expectation of many of the Shuttle engineers, was that they would move to the next step in US manned space travel…But Barry decided that the mission of NASA was to make the Muslim Countries feel proud of their contributions to math and science.
From Politifact:
”Bolden created a firestorm after telling Al Jazeera last month that President (Barack) Obama told him before he took the job that he wanted him to do three things: inspire children to learn math and science, expand international relationships and ‘perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.’”

YAY…. that is almost as good as Kennedy’s moon speech…. (Gag!)
We used to dream big dreams. Then we elected Barry.

But if blaming Bush makes your socks roll up and down… go with it.

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