Skip to comments.NASA Chief's Wife to Obama: Don't Fire My Husband
Posted on 12/31/2008 12:43:37 PM PST by anymouse
Late on Christmas Eve, one last wish was sent, by e-mail: Please let NASA Administrator Michael Griffin keep his job. It was from his wife.
Rebecca Griffin, who works in marketing, sent her message with the subject line "Campaign for Mike" to friends and family. It asked them to sign an online petition to President-elect Barack Obama "to consider keeping Mike Griffin on as NASA Administrator."
She wrote, "Yes, once again I am embarrassing my husband by reaching out to our friends and 'imposing' on them.... And if this is inappropriate, I'm sorry."
On the Net:
Petition to keep NASA Administrator Michael Griffin: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/KeepMike/index.html
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Griffin ought to be sent packing and take his heinous Ares program with him. It’s the definition of a boondoggle.
What did it do? or not do? or was supposed to do? or will do?............
DIRECT to the Moon and Mars.
I thought the Space Elevator was gonna solve our lift-off problems?..........
Griffin has done fine. I suppose. No news is good news, they say. He might find a good position at an engineering school.
I remember reading that Mr. Griffin ordered NASA not to cooperate with Hussein’s transition team. In most other forms of employment, not being willing to work with the new boss is one of the quickest ways to get fired. Regardless of politics, I see no reason why Hussein should retain Mr. Griffin.
Bow down and kiss the Dear Leader’s ring and he might consider.
Ares I was to serve as a manned transport to orbit for ISS and eventually support manned lunar missions. Ares V was to be the heavy lift rocket to heft large unmanned payloads for manned lunar missions, etc. They both used different shuttle derived components.
The DIRECT concept skips the Ares I and goes straight to various configurations similar to the Ares V, but man rated.
Both will be expensive and not much more reliable than the shuttle (if even that.)
Basically it comes down to the old NASA pissing contest between JSC and MSFC for who will control the next big program.
My guess is that the Obama crew will put a pox on both houses and divert NASA pork to NASA centers in bluer states like Goddard in MD, Ames and JSC in CA and Glenn in OH.
This is like Robert’s Mom going to the FBI to plead his case for him.
Nonsense, NASA and the military are the 2 things government work actually ends with results.
I hate luddite ‘conservatives’ that can’t stand space and research investment. Reagan sure knew better.
Oh really? And how shall we fly astronauts after the retirement of the shuttle? Or is that just a "waste of money" ? Who needs NASA, right? (and their 15 billion dollar budget! Oh my!)
Considering we will be spending 1.8 trillion dollars to bail out various financial idiots and losers , Id say you and your ilk are the ones with screwed up priorities..
What Obama will do is cancel Aires and replace it with NOTHING. So he can have more money for his remaking of the entire economy. And we’re talking a few billion versus 17 billion to bail out the money losing auto industry for a few months. Disgusting..
More likely divert it to his social spending instead. NASA just doesent deliver him enough votes, and Md. and Cal. is in his pocket regardless . (Ames is small beans..)
You obviously don’t know my views very well. Ares as presented by M. Griffin is a boondoggle that will end up in the annals of space history before it gets off the ground. Griffin just wants a BFR (Big F****** Rocket) and has no plan for its utilization. I’m as big a believer in manned spaceflight as you’ll find on FR, but we need to have sound engineering solutions.
People here yell about the boondoggle shuttle. Now this is a boondoggle. What do you suggest oh mighty one?
Because Barak is an ignorant fool who has never done so much a slop together a wopper. Barak indeed deciding where we go!!!!
Please, we are waiting for your solutions.
This is idiotic. Griff’s Obama’s best friend in the “science” community.
This is exactly the problem with letting the government dictate the priorities of an industry. If you think NASA has bungled space development, wait until the government gets done with the banking, insurance, auto, medical, etc. industries. Even the Soviet Union knew that they needed to foster some competition in key industries.
The Russians are going to get a big belly laugh when our economy seizes up under the Obama-messiah administration and Democrat Congress.
True conservatives embrace genuine scientific research and development, not a jobs program with little to show for the billions of tax dollars poured into it.
Either you are naive or have a vested interest in NASA’s continued funding. There is some real science and engineering going on with NASA funds, but there is also a lot of “social engineering” and “ego monuments” that sap our economy like other government pork that you don’t like.
Sometimes you don’t merely need to “gore someone else’s ox,” but slaughter the whole herd.
I have no vested interest besides the benefits we all get, and the milestones Americans have made with NASA.
I guess you aren’t however.. Which is impossible, even if you aren’t a US citizen.
Jeez, that’s so sad I dunno what to think.
We landed on the FREAKING MOON. We have rovers on Mars. People have been in and out of space by the hundreds.
wtf do you want? This is a TINY amount of the federal budget. Stop being a.. ugh, not worth even trying anymore.
I hate luddite conservatives that cant stand space and research investment.
If NASA would quit with all the global warming crap and get back to rockets, I would be more supportive of them. NASA no longer resembles the glorious institution it once was.
NASA, like the military, works best when you give them a VERY SPECIFIC mission, direct orders to accomplish the mission, and provides a well defined budget to do it in.
In the absence of any specific direction, NASA is no better than any other government organization. Protect the rice bowls at any cost, and protect jobs.
The problems we’re seeing with NASA, is not NASA or those who work there, but a lack of leadership. An Obama presidency guarantees that there will be at least 4 more years of no leadership.
Nice going, this hasn’t gotten embarrassing enough yet.