[FPSPACE] Bush policy on NASA
22 Jan 2001 09:54:49 -0500
Dwayne Allen Day <email@example.com> writes:
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Keith Gottschalk wrote:
> "For NASA, space is still a high priority." ....Governor George W. Bush,
> Jr., 9/5/93
-his name is not "Jr."
Well, in his latest column (the one in which he declared the Bush
administration a failure) Dave Barry referred to Bush pere & fils as George
Bush III Sr. and George Bush III Jr. (of course, he also made reference to the
author Ralph "Waldo" Emerson).
In an effort to be at least slightly on topic, the only references to space
policy I can recall coming out of the incoming administration have been
Rumsfeld's declaration that space assets are of more importance to the US than
any other country, and Bush's advocacy of a National Missile Defense program.
I suppose there was probably the usual vague support of NASA as well, but I
can't recall it. Given that Texas is his home state and Florida's governor is
his brother, I wouldn't think that NASA is in for major bloodletting,
especially since it can hardly be said to have been living high off the hog for
the last eight years.