On March 1st 2010, I visited the Kennedy space center in Florida. The fear of loosing the space program after the announcement by Obama to close the constellation program, adding to the last 4 flights of the space shuttle was palpable to everybody I talked to over at the space center. There where guides there that spend the last 40 years around NASA and lived through the early moments of NASA with the Apollo programs, who where very happy to voice their concern to me about their fear of loosing jobs and the space programs.
Here's a couple of pictures I took around the Kennedy space center that shows the extent of the space program to our everyday life on earth.
Here's some video clips from MSNBC on the subject.
More clips on Space from MSNBC
Do you think we need a space program? Comments?
All of those cuts are taking place while the US is spending $1 trillion dollars per year on the military:
Estimated combined budgets for the Pentagon, two wars, foreign aid to allies, 16 intelligence agencies, scores of thousands of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our new castle-embassies: $1 trillion a year.Why is there no talks about cutting the military spending?
Dan Carlin talks about this issue on his last show.
Another clip form MSNBC worth watching