Saturday, February 27, 2010

Raging Space Debate as March Storm Rises

Continuing debate among space leaders over the Obama Administrations new space policy was intensified this week by some feisty congressional hearings. Since my slow typing fingers haven't been able to blog at the crazy pace at which these developments are occurring, thankfully Alan Boyle has posted a good summary of these developments.

One particularly interesting twist covered in the article is the position of entrepreneur Burt Rutan who, after clarification following one confusing media article, comes out favoring the new policy's support for commercial services to low Earth orbit and for advanced technology development while calling for a stronger commitment for NASA to lead in exploration beyond Earth orbit.

Meanwhile the annual Prospace March Storm enters the fray this week, where I'll join other citizens in promoting a frontier enabling space agenda.

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