Skip to comments.First moonwalker blasts Obama’s space plan-Neil Armstrong says rocket cancellation is ‘devastating’
Posted on 04/13/2010 4:14:28 PM PDT by Nachum
The first man to walk on the moon blasted President Barack Obamas decision to cancel NASAs back-to-the-moon program on Tuesday, saying that the move is devastating to Americas space effort.
Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrongs open letter was also signed by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon; and Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell, who is marking the 40th anniversary of his famous lunar non-landing this week.
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The list, ping
If this story is halfway accurate, great to hear from these guys!!!!!
My childhood hero.
Love ya, Neil, but you’re wrong on this one.
Come now! What has Neil Armstrong ever done compared to Obama’s vast experience in semmingly every aspect of life?
/sarc, if needed.
A moonwalker? What the hell does he know compared
to The One. /s
THAT'S the most angering and frustrating thing about this person.
I can handle a Joe Biden @$$hole, or a Ted Kennedy drunk .... hell, I can even handle a Jack Murtha, "You and what army" ... but zero jus' don't give a rat's @$$ about anything but himself.
Obummer would craps his pants just putting on astronaut underwear.
We used to be able to land a man on the moon and bring him back. Now, we’re a beggar nation bowing and scraping to every dictator and slime on earth, pleading with the Arabs and the Chinese to buy our almost worthless government bonds so we can keep up our spending spree on worthless social programs that will turn us into just another shabby, ramshackle, socialist nonentity of a country. The lowlife we have as a president is dragging this country down worse than Jimmy Carter ever dreamed. It’s a disgrace.
O pisses everyone off!
I can tell you right now this isn’t playing too well in FL.
Obama came down and promised to give us a high speed rail that the citizens already rejected. I said to myself at the time, “This man is total manipulator. When he promises to give something, it is either a lie or he’s going to take something away.”
I think it was two days later the budget was killed for the space program.
Mr Armstrong, Obama hasn’t the depth or brilliance of your caliber. He has no vision, no ‘gravitas’. His experience is in taking from wage earners and giving to the stumble-bums.
He is, in short, out of his depth.
We used to be able to land a man on the moon and bring him back. Now, were a beggar nation bowing and scraping to every dictator and slime on earth, pleading with the Arabs and the Chinese to buy our almost worthless government bonds so we can keep up our spending spree on worthless social programs that will turn us into just another shabby, ramshackle, socialist nonentity of a country. The lowlife we have as a president is dragging this country down worse than Jimmy Carter ever dreamed. Its a disgrace.
What you said.
And Russia just doubled the cost of transport on us.
The Russians have won the space race!
and then we'll pay $51 MILLION PER ASTRONAUT to Russia to get our men and women back and forth to space.
And leave space control to the Russians, Chinese, and others. Will we survive the American hating man?
(NASA) mission will shift from space exploration to Muslim diplomacy, as per the commander-in-chiefs orders.
Some 7,000 space industry workers will lose their jobs by the time the shuttle program ends, causing the loss of 14,000 public sector jobs and raising the unemployment rate to near 15 percent in Brevard. (that will actually be about 36,000 out of work)
and in Houston, even a DEMOCRAT candidate is asking for impeachment:
Off topic but kind of interesting. I was looking for old comedy stuff the other day and found Gene Cernan on a Dean Martin roast.
Cernan is the only man I’ve ever seen Rickles give this kind of respect to. No jokes, calls him a true American hero.
"Space is our highest priority, regardless of how hard the economic situation is in the country," Medvedev said in translated remarks. "Space will always remain our priority. This is not just somebody's interpretation, it's our official state position. I am here in my presidential office and when addressing you, I can confirm again the significance of space for the government."
Last time I checked, Neil, you were never a community organizer.
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