(CNSNews.com) - A "challenging budget environment" is one of the biggest impediments to America's space program, Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) told a House hearing on Wednesday.
"The good work that NASA has done, and that NASA can do in the future, is so important to me," said Hall, who chairs the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
"I want to preserve our International Space Station, and as a strategic goal, to go beyond it. But it's not likely with this Congress -- and this electorate -- that we can expect vast sums for the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid. We can't go to Mars until our people can go to the grocery store."
I would like to be able to eat three meals a-day again.
Unless your Muslim , there are no benefits for you.
Leon, I am afraid the you are 100% correct.
Yes Steven three squares a day and SNACKS too.
obama gave NASA a new job It has nothing to do with space, It is now dedicated to promoting Muslims all over the world. obama is so proud of them he dedicated all our space budget to promote them. Where has this guy been, did he not get the memo?
If you want something to grow, you invest in it. We invest in populations of poor people and teacher's unions.
'populations of poor people' - would that be foreign dictators, Gary, orcloser to home?
Mr. Hall has the right idea. Showing off for the rest of the world while our own part of the world collapses makes no sense at all. If he could convince 524 more people, we'd be on our way back up.
hey. someone in washington knows what is going on? amazing. they live on prime beef we live on prime soup beans. nice to hear someone that is at least mentioned us.
We're not ready nor do we have the technology to go there and make something out of it & it's more than likely a dead planet that's of no use to us anyway..
We should not be too hasty to count NASA out; it may be the solution to our problems. Science Fiction writer Cyril Kornbluth created a story in 1951 in which 3 million reasonable intelligent people were saddled with 5 billion Morons with an average IQ of 45.
They were nearly working themselves to death just trying to keep order.
The solution came from a con man that had awakened from suspended animation and suggested they convince the Morons to migrate to Venus a Communist Paradise with Ham Bushes, Blanket Trees, Beer Springs, and Soap Roots.
The Morons were convinced to board space ships that either blew up as soon as they were out of sight or dove into the Sun, solving the problem.
We need NASA.
Yes I know that‘s a terrible thought and I am joking, still….. It was a solution.
Don't get me started on environmentalists and NASA. We lost 7 brave astronauts because the EPA banned the original foam for the external fuel tank. They had to come up with something that had no fluorocarbons and they did, but it was brittle and fell apart. We saw what that led to.
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and will someday wipe us out. If we don't have NASA advancing we might not have the technology or the hardware to take it out.