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jbcharle at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 22:53:52 EDT 2008
The interruption in US piloted access to space flight was foretold
three years ago by the NASA administrator, specifically based on a
flat (or worse) projected budget, and the President and Congress have
done nothing to alter its occurrence. Can that qualify as anything
except an intentional, volitional, voluntary interruption on the part
of the US government?
On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 6:32 PM, <Kosmos327 at aol.com> wrote:
> Good points/questions, John. But I must respond to one of the comments
> "If a nation voluntarily suspends its piloted program to prepare for a
> new, more ambitious piloted program, has it ceded its leadership in
> space, even temporarily?"
> No offense intended, but IF you are referring to the US space program, I
> must disagree with the term "voluntarily". This would be like saying a man
> paints himself into a corner, and then "voluntarily" waits for the paint to
> dry so he can step out of the corner to finish his job.
> There are also many comments that can be made about this alleged "more
> ambitious piloted program", but these are for another discussion.
> Best Regards,
> David L. Rickman
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