Friday, July 01, 2011
NASA chief Charles Bolden assured his audience at the National Press club the U.S. would continue to lead the world in space exploration. Ummm...not sure how you measure that. Yes, the ISS, to which America was the largest contributor, will continue to do science on orbit, and we build some great unmanned missions. Human spaceflight...current development programs (Orion and SLS) have no missions, no roadmap, no established destination. And plenty of budget cuts to push them infinitely into the future. Not sure how that's leading the world.