The above title comes directly from the Associated Press story that ran when Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, criticized the administration’s decision to alter the course of NASA.
The below paragraph from the AP story is particularly telling:
“A plan that was invisible to so many was likely contrived by a very small group in secret who persuaded the President that this was a unique opportunity to put his stamp on a new and innovative program,” Armstrong, 79, said in a statement to a Senate subcommittee reviewing NASA’s new space plan. “I believe the President was poorly advised.”
Armstrong is not alone in his thinking.
Aside from numerous political figures who have expressed outrage over the plan, other NASA astronauts have made similar observations.
Apollo 17 Commander, and the last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan, had this to say about the new vision: “We (Armstrong, Lovell and myself) have come to the unanimous conclusion that this budget proposal presents no challenges, has no focus, and in fact is a blueprint for a mission to ‘nowhere’.”
A blueprint to nowhere.
That is a worrisome comment.
Will Main Street USA end up paying billions upon billions of dollars to go nowhere?
I tend to side with our astronauts. They are not only educated, but, perhaps more importantly, they have been there. That is something that 99.9999+% of people anywhere cannot say and have not done.
When Mr. Armstrong says, “…having cut my teeth in rockets more than 50 years ago, I am not confident,” this taxpayer and Patriot feels that those in charge should stand up, take notice and, above all else, listen.
Over For Now
Main Street One