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NASA's Bolden: criticism of agency’s direction ‘undermines nation’s goals at a very critical time’
Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2012

Posted on 09/20/2012 2:43:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dismissed rumors that the future of U.S. space exploration is in jeopardy and rejected speculation that his agency has no plans for future human spaceflight.

“Those who perpetuate that myth only hurt the space program,” Bolden told businessmen, academics and journalists Tuesday afternoon at the National Press Club.

“Such talk undermines our nation’s goals at a very critical time,” he said. “The truth is we have an ambitious series of deep space destinations we plan to explore and we are hard at work exploring the hardware and the technologies to get us there.”

....“If you look at what we do for the money that we get I think we’re doing very well,” he said. “The prospect for the future is good unless your a pessimist and you believe that the people we hire, that we elect to run the government won’t rise to the occasion and run the government. But I’m an eternal optimist.”

The future of NASA’s budget remains a question heading into potentially a new presidential administration. Bolden said he has not given much thought to the idea of a Mitt Romney White House, saying that he “loves” and “admires” President Barack Obama, who in 2009 chose Bolden to be NASA’s 12th administrator.

....He also expressed support for private flights and privately owned space stations for tourist purposes.

“Commercial space is not a national priority, it is an imperative,” he said. “NASA can’t go to the exploration that we want to do if we don’t have a viable, sustainable commercial space program with US capability to get humans into orbit.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mannedspace; nasa; nationalsecurity; nationalspacepgm; usexceptionalism
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America is catching on. The Obama administration has eviscerated our national space program.

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1 posted on 09/20/2012 2:43:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Took the words right out of my mouth, or is that fingertips. An entire administration of liars, that’s all we have been reduced to because a fawning media and a majority of stupid people refused to see the wring on the wall.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 2:47:59 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Took the words right out of my mouth, or is that fingertips. An entire administration of liars, that’s all we have been reduced to because a fawning media and a majority of stupid people refused to see the wring on the wall.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 2:48:27 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

You can say that again.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 2:58:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I already did, beat ya to it! :)

Just goes to show how awake I was at that moment. All better now, I’ve had my first glass of grapefruit juice. LOL


5 posted on 09/20/2012 3:03:25 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Loads of Blacks don’t believe that we really landed on the moon anyway. They think it was all TV studio stuff. The screws given to NASA under O-hole should be seen in that light.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 3:04:12 AM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: Lockbar

There was too much American exceptionalism going on — time to make the big push to de-develop America (This has been Obama’s Science and Technology and policy adviser’s life struggle [John P. Holdren] - diminish the United States in order to raise up those who struggle).


7 posted on 09/20/2012 3:10:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“”But I’m an eternal optimist.””

Yeah, right...things are looking up at NASA.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 3:19:06 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a bullshit artist...


9 posted on 09/20/2012 3:19:22 AM PDT by richardtavor
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#1 - NASA missions to Barack Holes

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10 posted on 09/20/2012 3:41:31 AM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------------GO_AHEAD---MAKE_MY_SPAGHETTI-------- ----------------------------)
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To: KevinDavis; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ..

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife. An 'extra, extra' ping to APoD members.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dismissed rumors that the future of U.S. space exploration is in jeopardy and rejected speculation that his agency has no plans for future human spaceflight... "The truth is we have an ambitious series of deep space destinations we plan to explore and we are hard at work exploring the hardware and the technologies to get us there." ... "The prospect for the future is good unless your a pessimist and you believe that the people we hire, that we elect to run the government won't rise to the occasion and run the government. But I'm an eternal optimist." ...saying that he "loves" and "admires" President Barack Obama ....He also expressed support for private flights and privately owned space stations for tourist purposes. "Commercial space is not a national priority, it is an imperative," he said. "NASA can't go to the exploration that we want to do if we don't have a viable, sustainable commercial space program with US capability to get humans into orbit."

11 posted on 09/20/2012 3:57:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NASA is now so over and done. It ought to be converted to Smithsonian II Wing. So damned sad.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 3:57:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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NASA is not dead and many Patriots there are working to preserve and defend for future use, much of what obama has ordered destroyed.

LLS


13 posted on 09/20/2012 4:10:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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Bolden hopes to re-establist NASSA
14 posted on 09/20/2012 4:13:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey Bolden, quit blowing smoke and prove us wrong. ... Crickets....


15 posted on 09/20/2012 4:20:47 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The amazing thing to me - living here in central Florida - is that the GOPe and their hand-picked candidates (Romney nationally, Connie Mack state) are not all over the fact that Obama has destroyed the US manned space program. In spite of the national security and technological/scientific implications, abandonment of manned space flight for the new reality of hitching rides in Russian space flights plus bucking up the collective insecurities and hurt feelings of the Muslim (yes, those folks again!) world, Obama’s policies (and those of his acolyte Democratic congress/Senate critters) have vitiated the Florida Space Coast region. There has been an immense brain drain from the KSC area and these engineers, scientists, mission technical people have left the region altogether.

I recall very distinctly Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson (his water carrier here in Florida) addressing the Space Coast directly in the ‘08 campaign and promising they would continue and even expand US manned space program. With their claims now shown to be bold-faced lies, you would think our side would be all over this - with speeches in the Space Coast and ads in our state - especially given the importance of Florida in the upcoming election. However, we’ve heard not a peep from our candidates (remember, these were the ones “best able to beat Obama”) either nationally or state-wide. The only Romney ads we see here in Florida are the convention speech snippet ads that are running in several states and the China manufacturing ads. Not a word about the Space Program that truly defined the US for the last 50 years. Not a word about the bold-faced lies that Obama and Nelson told last time around. Not a word about the local effects of Obama policies (backed by Nelson) on the residents of a large swath of electorally critical Florida.

Glad to see that the wise folks who gave us the sterling national campaigns of Ford, Dole, GHWB, and McCain are all over this space issue!!


16 posted on 09/20/2012 4:31:07 AM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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17 posted on 09/20/2012 4:31:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bolden is an effing jerk. Our speech is hurting the space program?


18 posted on 09/20/2012 4:45:46 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. CC that is amazing! LOL.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 4:46:54 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

Haha I wasn’t expecting that at 4:30 in the morning. I laughed so loud, I woke my wife.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 4:48:28 AM PDT by catbertz
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