NASA Astronauts Write Protest to President Obama

“America is faced with the near-simultaneous ending of the Shuttle program and your recent budget proposal to cancel the Constellation program. This is wrong for our country ... (and) we are stunned that, in a time of economic crisis, this move will force as many as 30,000 irreplaceable engineers and managers out of the space industry.”

- 27 former NASA Astronauts and Managers

 

NASA logo at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
NASA logo at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
NASA Discover Shuttle launch on March 15, 2009, from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Image by NASA.
NASA Discover Shuttle launch on March 15, 2009, from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Image by NASA.

April 14, 2010  Cape Kennedy, Florida - On Thursday, April 15, President Barack Obama will visit Cape Canaveral to outline his administration's goals for NASA. Twenty-seven former NASA astronauts and managers are waiting to see what President Obama specifically says about manned flights to the moon and Mars.

 

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