This is not the NASA I grew up with

I was a big space nerd growing up.

Hell, one of the reasons I went to Purdue University was that Neil Armstrong, Virgil Grissom, Roger Chafee, Eugene Cernan and other astronauts all went there.

So I’m predictably appalled by this quote:

“I have no desire to do a Mars landing on our own,” Bolden said. “The U.S. cannot always be the leader

Doesn’t really resonate the way this did, does it?

Note how Kennedy actually says, “We need to lead it.”

There are times I am literally ashamed by how far my country has fallen since I was a little boy watching Neil Armstrong make his giant leap.

2 comments August 2nd, 2012


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