|Above, the shuttle Endeavour being towed in the streets of Inglewood, California in 2012. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Since President Obama gutted the space shuttle program before we had a replacement vehicle to service the International Space Station, we've had to rely on the Russians to supply and man the ISS.
While I was pleased with Donald Trump's acceptance speech last night, I was disappointed that he did not mention NASA or the space program.
A few years ago, Trump Tweeted:
Since then, he has expressed that we should put our priorities onto the nation's infrastructure before spending on space. I disagree. I feel that we should be able to do both. I stand with President Kennedy's statement on space: "We mean to be a part of it. We mean to lead it!"
I have always contended that the space program was the only worthwhile government program we have. I still feel that way.
I have Tweeted to Trump that he needs to revive the space program and issue a detailed policy statement.