We are the country that kissed the moon. We’re the country that’s roving Mars. We’re the country that continues to reach new horizons, including most recently, Pluto. We ought be able to get our own astronauts to space.
But we can’t. Instead we pay Russia hundreds of millions of dollars for the privilege.
Former United States Marine Corps. Major General and NASA Astronaut Charles Bolden, the 12th administrator of NASA, has called out Congress for the ridiculously shortsighted way in which it funds NASA.
I encourage everyone to read his open letter to congress which was published today by Wired.