Look at what has already happened to our space program. Obama demolished it. If it weren't for guys like Musk, it'd be nonexistent already.pidjones said:Been watching the Crew Dragon Demo 1, and wondering - if a Green New Deal goes through, what will it do to our space program?
This isn't accurate. Obama proposed increasing NASA's budget (funding comes from Congress), but cut funding to the Constellation program. Similarly, Trump defunded ISS to divert funding towards a moon first program. If Obama doesn't cut funding to Constellation, then Elon Musk's program wouldn't exist.J-Rod10 said:Look at what has already happened to our space program. Obama demolished it. If it weren't for guys like Musk, it'd be nonexistent already.
Again, not totally accurate. The process for shutting down the shuttle program began in 2004, and it was intended to stay running only until ISS was complete. They had always intended to shut it down in 2010. The cost of launch, aging systems and honestly the Columbia disaster is what led to the demise of the shuttle program. It was a cost over benefit thing.J-Rod10 said:He shut the shuttle program down.