21 March 2008

The Sad Story of the US Astronaut Corp

Once the proud standard bearers of a nation, the US Astronaut Corps is but a shadow of its true intent.

This piece on NPR's This American Lfe with Ira Glass perhaps shows what is wrong with the "American Way". It is shocking to me that the Shuttle Program will end in 2 years time. That we will have no US official manned space program between 2010 and 2020 at the earliest. The USA will have to rent access to the Space Station from the Russians.

Their main role these days - PR. The program dedicated to what? It is not clear.

Click the link to hear the story. The Bush Administration and NASA should be completely ashamed. Everyone should be saddened by this travesty

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