But just what kind of candle will U.S. astronauts be strapped onto in the post space shuttle era?
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden dropped into the White House the other day – and met with the President Obama to talk about what is next for the space agency.
We are told the meeting went well – that no decision has been made – but it will come soon – and when it does the President himself will make the announcement.
If you are a tea leaf reader – that last little tidbit bodes well for those of us who want the US to stay in the manned space racket.
Would Obama stand before the the nation and give a speech which says in essence “We choose NOT to go to the moon…because it is too hard and too expensive”? Unlikely, I think. Just my two cents here.
The White House space confab comes four months after the Augustine Committee shared its thoughts on what the US should – and should not do in the in the after shuttle years.
No matter which course Team Obama chooses – it means giving NASA about 3 billion dollars more a year – or stop sending humans to space.
So the Space Nation waits for word – hoping for a puff of white smoke from the conclave.