Is the space effort dying, or evolving?

Is the space effort dying, or evolving?

There are 3 comments on the MSNBC story from Jul 13, 2011, titled Is the space effort dying, or evolving?. In it, MSNBC reports that:

Pessimists are bemoaning the end of U.S. human spaceflight, but optimists see the next few years as a transition to a new paradigm that will energize commercial ventures and get astronauts beyond Earth orbit for the first time since the Nixon administration.

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sumone

Houston, TX

#2 Jul 13, 2011
space program will thrive if you have a strong national leadership. his willingness to compromise on just about everything shows obama's weakness even if he's a good guy.
shtrominer

Europe

#3 Jul 14, 2011
why not do space program open-source way: distributed projects, crowdsourcing? nasa acts only as coordinator/project manager. i believe science should not be confined in ivory tower, and be made open even to the wildest amateur speculation.
Delta

Leopold, MO

#4 Jul 14, 2011
sumone wrote:
space program will thrive if you have a strong national leadership. his willingness to compromise on just about everything shows obama's weakness even if he's a good guy.
Bush ended the space(shuttle) program,or did you forget ??

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