posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 12:43 AM
In case you were wondering about how this failure comes into major play, I thought I'd link a comment made by Obama back in March of this year:
Obama was in Cleveland and was asked about the Space Program-
During the question-and-answer portion of an event at a recreational center here, Obama was asked about the nation’s space program.
“I grew up on Star Trek,” Obama said. “I believe in the final frontier.”
But Obama said he does not agree with the way the space program is now being run and thinks funding should be trimmed until the mission is
“NASA has lost focus and is no longer associated with inspiration,” he said. “I don’t think our kids are watching the space shuttle
launches. It used to be a remarkable thing. It doesn’t even pass for news anymore.”
Though the link to the article that discusses this is a little evasive (I'll try to find it...) at least this link was on top of that story and there
is a comment thread going there as well.