Sunday, July 5, 2009
What the hell is going on at NASA?
Chances are you know 2 things about NASA...they landed a man on the moon in 1969, and...well actually that might be all you know about NASA. Ever since that historical moment in the summer of 69', Americans (and the world) sort of lost that sense of wonder that space travel used to offer, and have really not paid attention to the American space agency. (Keep in mind NASA drove the tech behind advanced devices such as cell phones and GPS). Well hopefully, public opinion is starting to turn. There is a whole article in this months GQ that sums up the answer to the question that most taxpayers (who spend around $18 Billion a year keeping the program afloat) are asking, "What the hell is NASA doing now?" In short, some pretty cool stuff, like setting up a colony on the moon, and hopefully, a manned trip to Mars. Does this mean a renewed interest in space? Will the Obama administration throw more money at NASA, and thus, more money for aerospace contractors like Lockheed-Martin and Boeing? [Article]