The new space race

China, Russia and even Japan are starting to leave us in the dust while U.S. special interest groups quibble over NASA's faults. What happened to our national ambition? The consequences are too severe to fall behind.

NASA has been a favorite punching bag of politicians, pundits and special interest groups. Some decry a lack of devotion to fighting global warming -- a controversy assisted recently by NASA chief Michael Griffin's comment that he was not sure it was "a problem we must wrestle with." Others see in NASA's commitment to manned space exploration a misplaced romanticism, while still others deplore a lack of emphasis on basic science.

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jun 6, 2007 - 7:36 AM PDT
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