Friday, July 15, 2011

defunding NASA programs

The House of Representatives is about to vote on a bill that will:
   • Cancel the James Webb Space Telescope.
   • Cut 60 percent from new technology development.
   • Reduce proposed funding for commercial crew launches by almost two-thirds.
   • Cut planned flagship missions to Mars and Europa way back.

Please sign the linked petition! Please share this with your other friends!

Congress decries the supposed sad state of public education then proposes defunding major projects in the premier example to the world of U.S. scientific courage and energy: the Space Program!

        FYI: The James Webb Telescope is already built and being tested!
         If they defund it it will be a prime example of congressional waste!
This would be an" I D ten T" error [ ID10T ]

If the Republican party wants to load the Democrats' guns for them then this will do it - the Republicans are already thought of as anti-science.
I don't know who is pushing this cut but they should be ashamed of themselves.
If Democrats are involved they also should be ashamed since they wag the anti-science stick at the Republicans.

This will further outsource science to other countries in the world, and we are already on our way toward status as a third-world science and engineering country.
I don't wish ill on other countries' scientific programs, but I want the U.S. to be at the forefront, not in the rear looking at their butts.

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