Thousands packed Cocoa Expo on Sunday in a unified plea to President Obama to extend the shuttle program, send astronauts to the moon and Mars, and maintain America's lead in space and the inspiration the program inspires.From Florida Today here.
They waved signs that read, "Save Space." They warned of the national security implications of ceding dominance in space to Russia and China. And they worried about the estimated 8,000 Kennedy Space Center jobs that will go away when the shuttle lands for the last time.
I advocate for Space and wish I could have been at the rally. My husband works for one of the big aerospace companies. Space is the High Frontier. We need to stay in the leadership role of space. Obama wants to dismiss the USA as a space faring Nation. We need to be ahead. And Space is one of them.