President Obama has dashed the dreams of young boys and girls across the United States, killed good engineering and spacecraft operations jobs, turned manned spaceflight over to the Russians and Chinese, and, yes, broken another campaign promise.
53 years after Sputnik and 41 after Apollo 11, seeing nothing really left for us to do, Obama decides to punt.
As Neil Armstrong (and others) put it in a strongly-worded letter to Obama:
"Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity.”
Robert Costa, in National Review Online relates, Resign Yourself, NASA