NASA made an announcement yesterday… No, they're not launching a new space ship (or any space ship for that matter). They haven't developed some kind of amazing new technology. And no, we aren't going to Mars.
So what's the big announcement?
They're NOT going to be sending another man to the moon.
NASA chief Charles Bolden stated:
"NASA will not take the lead on a human lunar mission," Foust quoted Bolden as saying. "NASA is not going to the moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime. And the reason is, we can only do so many things."
They can only do so many things, and apparently moon exploration isn't one of them.
"We don't have a shuttle anymore," Pat pointed out. "So, we've got no space vehicle. We have no space flight. We have no space journeys planned. We have none in the foreseeable future."
But, "we are making Muslims feel better," Glenn pointed out referring to past comment's about the new "goals" of NASA. "They're also verifying all kinds of inaccurate information on global warming."
Those are NASA's two paramount issues?
"It's almost like the NASA executives were on the moon and forgot to bring the air…and just a little bit brain damaged," Glenn said sarcastically.
Stu however, thinks NASA should dream a little bigger.
"My first inclination is to make Muslims feel better about global warming," he joked.
That would streamline the issues…maybe save a few bucks that NASA already doesn't have?
"Is it time to rename NASA?" Pat asked, pointing out that the National Air and Space Administration doesn't really fit their bill these days.
Space seems to be growing more and more in the private market, Pat pointed out. There are entrepreneurs leading the way in space exploration now.
Being from Houston, Glenn pointed out that these are strong words coming from Pat, who was once a strong supporter of NASA.
"I'm done with it now. They've got no vision," Pat said. "They have no space exploration vision. That's what NASA was and should be."