Monday, August 24, 2009

Sad. NASA moon mission in jeopardy.

This is a bummer. NASA's mission to the moon looks like it's about to get cut, because there's not enough money. (Nightly News) Not that Pound360 was all that excited about NASA's plan to go to the moon. But Pound360 was excited about the high-tech jobs, potential for killer innovations that could be applied to everyday life and inspiration that the moon mission provided.

Also, consider what this says about the United States. "It's about what you value and if America is going to continue to be a forward-looking, pioneering nation or not," says former NASA administrator Michael Griffin. Another expert said, "this is not a case study of excellence in national leadership." What's supposed to happen is, "we set goals, and then provide the funding to achieve them."

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.