Skip to comments.Majority Sees U.S. Leadership in Space as Essential
Posted on 07/01/2011 10:17:34 AM PDT by Pyro7480
On the eve of the final mission of the U.S. space shuttle program, most Americans say the United States must be at the forefront of future space exploration. Fifty years after the first American manned space flight, nearly six-in-ten (58%) say it is essential that the United States continue to be a world leader in space exploration; about four-in-ten say this is not essential (38%)....
Majorities in nearly all demographic groups say it is essential that the U.S. continue to be at the vanguard of space exploration. And partisan groups largely agree that American leadership is vital, although this view is more prevalent among Republicans. Two-thirds of Republicans (67%) say the nation must continue to play an international leadership role in space exploration; smaller majorities of Democrats (54%) and independents (57%) say this....
Large majorities say that the space program has helped encourage interest in science, led to scientific advances and contributed to feelings of patriotism....
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We indeed lead in space.
After all, nature’s most perfect vacuum - and one in which even quantum events do not occur - is within the Obamaloon’s head.
In reality the dems are the party of No. No jobs, no healthy economy, no freedom to chose your own way, no industry, no R&D, no self defense, no private property, no world leadership, no public prayers, etc etc etc. It seems entirely at odds with the Barry Soetoro lie ‘Yes we can!’. It makes you wonder what theyre talking about.
In fact $ spent on space and defense are far more beneficial then that spend on ‘social programs’. In the former it generates a great deal of R&D and need for highly skilled workers. Much of the time those innovations eventually wind up on the consumer market. The later supports the needy from one dole check to the next.
The July 8th launch is not a celebration, it’s a funeral.
I am so upset over his.I think this is the first time in my life that we have not had a space program that actually had a way to get into space.I was born in 1960.
Yes they are and people do not understand that.As I’ve been told the newer types of non animal insulins were developed by the space program and some of the research on insulin pump development was part of it too.Those experiments they do touch more of us than people realize.,
It's not just the Left. Establishment politicians from both parties don't like NASA because it doesn't buy enough votes. People who are inspired by space exploration aren't easily bought.
The only reason our government put so much money into NASA in the 1960's was to counter the space accomplishments of the Soviets.
Our current enemies can do little more than inspire the federal government to turn its resources against the American people.
I all for sending our US leaders into space—and leaving them there, especially the Democratic ones.
It's time to start with a clean sheet of paper and get the existing contractors to back away from the trough.
Where were you from 1975 through 1981?
The current gap won't be that long, unless Congress cuts funds for Commercial Crew. Both SpaceX and Boeing will be flying people within three or four years.
I think most folks get tripped up by the class warfare ‘arguments’ and their own lack of critical thought. What has the welfare state ever produced exc new beneficiaries, more squaller and usually high crime rates? There was a time when we knew where we were going. Now we seem to be wandering, undirected (mostly misdirected) and in need of motivation and mission.
Christopher C. Kraft Former Director of NASA Manned Spaceflight Center Houston, Texas
Scott R. Spencer Transportation Management Consultant Wilmington, Delaware
Robert L. Crippen, Pilot STS-1, Commander (STS-7, STS-41C & STS-41G)
Frederick H. Hauck, Pilot STS-7, Commander (STS-51A & STS-26)
Walter Cunningham, LM Pilot, Apollo 7
Neil A. Armstrong, Commander, Apollo 11
James A. Lovell, Jr., Commander, Apollo 13
Eugene A. Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17
Gene Kranz, Director of Mission Operations - Flight Director
Tom Moser, NASA Space Station Program Director
John W. Robinson, Chairman, Space Propulsion Synergy Team
cc: President Barack Obama
Vice President Joseph Biden
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
U.S. Representative Ralph Hall
Since when has what “the majority of Americans want” mattered?
The majority of Americans want lots of things - a balanced budget, the borders enforced, illegal aliens deported, no gay marriage, no Obamacare, etc...
Who cares what the majority of Americans want??
That’s crazy. It would cost billions to resurrect the program, and be at least two years before they could fly again. All Dragon needs is a launch escape system and life support, both under development now.
What’s happening to the one flying system we have, one that can carry the payload that shuttle can, is crazy. Did you read the letter — their points — the implications?
You’ll be remembering your “two years” scoff.
Bank on it.