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While checking in at the Left Coast Rebel, a site I am a contributor to, I caught a fabulous post by Proof Positive on our unfortunate decision to back away from space exploration.
The post is one that conservatives and liberals ought to be able to agree on.
I wasn't planning on writing about this today, but the fading glory of our space program moves me to write. In 1977, Jerry Pournelle wrote about the "2007 expedition to Ceres". The old Buck Rogers TV show spoke of the "last of NASA's deep space probes in 1987". The last?? when was the first???
Robert Heinlein spoke of the expectation that many of us had growing up of the inevitability of space travel. In 1949, he wrote in the preface to "The Man Who Sold the Moon":
Read the rest here and here.
Indeed it is a sad development. The United States of America abandoning a key leadership position in space exploration.