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    Friday, December 9, 2016

    John Glenn & the Future of NASA

     John Glenn is dead, and Mark Steyn has a few things to say about it. You should always heed Steyn.

    I grew up in the '70s and loved everything about the space race.  For those generations who weren't alive when we were walking on the moon, they have missed what was the pinnacle of human achievement.  

    Today, NASA is more concerned with Muslim outreach and helping screw the poorest people in the world by playing politics with "climate change."  Some of us remember when NASA was about challenging us to dream big and explore the universe, when space exploration was actually their mission.

    I hope the Trump administration will return NASA to that goal, restore its former glory, and our sense of national pride and technological achievement.  An entire generation of engineers could be dissuaded from developing smart phone apps and losing money on inane internet adventures, and could instead reach for the stars.

    I hope Mark Steyn is wrong when he laments:

    'Today, when we talk about Americans boldly going where no man has gone before, we mean the ladies' bathroom. Progress."

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