How are we going to pay for it right now? New taxes?
Obie has already told us what NASA's mission is:
"Last year, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Al Jazeera television that President Obama gave him three primary tasks: encourage children to learn about math and science, improve relations with foreign nations and "perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering." (From Human Events.com 7/26/2011)
Personally I am not so alarmed that space exploration might be genuinely shifting to the private sector. If that is the case, fine. But don't keep NASA around just as yet another channel to throw money at Muslims.
Sen Rubio, supposedly a fiscal conservative, shows with perfect clarity America’s problem. NASA is one of the things you don’t get to do when you’re broke. Yet politicians lament and look for funds we don’t have to continue programs we can’t afford. Here’s a little hint, Marco: it all won’t come out of NPR, the National Endowwment for the Arts or by defunding Planned Parenthood.