Well, it's been another busy day with no time for blogging (and I didn't get around to it last night, either).
It sounds like Obama is basically scrapping NASA's plans for a return to the moon and instead is trying to steer the space program toward additional deep space exploration missions, a manned trip to Mars, and the development of new technologies which would make it easier to move supplies and equipment into space (thereby allowing humans to work and stay in space for longer periods of time). I guess I'm pretty cool with that. I like the objectives that the president has laid out, and I'm really not so sure how important it was for us to return to the moon, anyway. Mostly I'm just happy to hear that even in a time of economic difficulty, the president is still willing to expend resources on the space program. Not only do I just find the whole thing fascinating (in terms of the knowledge that we gain from exploring space), but I the program has historically proven to have the capactiy to drive technological innovation, create jobs, and serve as a sort of rallying point for national pride (hopefully a mostly bipartisan one- and we could use that right now).
Just for the record, Obama has managed to hold an international nuclear disarmament summit and spelled out a new strategy for U.S. space exploration - this week. What did I do this week? Ummm.... I played some XBox. That was cool.
Well, like I said, I don't really have time. Talk to ya'll tomorrow. Have a good one!