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LouPhinFan
01-03-2009, 12:07 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475369,00.html



President-elect Barack Obama will probably remove barriers between the U.S. civilian and military space programs once he takes office, according to one report.

Bloomberg News reported late Thursday that Obama's transition team was exploring collaboration between NASA and the Pentagon in order to get America's next generation of spacecraft into orbit before the scheduled date of 2015...




...The move is being spurred by fear that China, which is making great strides in space, could challenge the U.S. for orbital dominance in the near future.


Good move. As expensive as it is we simply cannot let China surpass our space program.

Dolphins9954
01-03-2009, 02:15 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475369,00.html





Good move. As expensive as it is we simply cannot let China surpass our space program.


I would rather see private companies take over. Not the military. It would cost less and produce better results.

LouPhinFan
01-03-2009, 05:19 PM
I would rather see private companies take over. Not the military. It would cost less and produce better results.

I don't like the militarization of space either but our space program has been stagnant for far too long and the best way to jump start things is to have the military put their hands on it. Besides there is still a private sector that is starting to thrive around space. I don't think the military is going to interfere with that.