After NASA Administrator Charles Bolden got blasted for revealing the three objectives tasked for him by Barack Obama, the White House has decided to fight back — by basically claiming that Bolden misspoke. Jake Tapper reports from the White House that the Obama administration now claims that the mission will still be to “push the boundaries of exploration”:
Ed Morrissey is saying that NASA under Charles Bolden and Obama Presidency is giving up on:
1. Going Back to the MOON
2. Scraping Aries
3. Replacing the Shuttle (i.e. go to ISS on Russian launch vehicles.)
Again the three objects that Charlie is saying is none of them cover "Space Exploration!" Bolden's words here:
When I became the NASA Administrator — before I became the NASA Administrator — [Obama] charged me with three things: One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.
Morrissey is right in the mission of NASA is going off "the rails." We need new direction and a new NASA Chief!