Making NASA Relevant Again

Making NASA Relevant Again, NASA Watch

“… This is where the new Administration’s immediate priorities are going to focus: fixing the economy and the underlying infrastructure that keeps it going. Where NASA fits in this refocused political environment is not clear. If NASA can be seen as a player in the overall renewal of infrastructure, education, and increased efficiency, etc. then maybe it has a shot at getting some of that money. But when it comes to continuing an expensive “return to the moon” plan initiated by an unpopular president – one whose benefit to a battered economy and society is hard to explain, the future does not seem very bright. That said, Obama is also looking to inspire people once again – especially the youth of America. Despite its problems, some part of what NASA does always seems to be inspirational…”

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