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Obama will attend last Endeavour launch; Rep. Giffords also expected

Politicians go sightseeing: Obama will attend the last Endeavour launch; Rep. Giffords is also expected to attend.

Giffords makes sense, as her husband will be on the flight. Obama is merely taking another of his numerous breaks from work to get a last look at a program he helped kill.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Kelly Starks

    >.. Obama is merely taking another of his numerous breaks from work to get a last look at a program he helped kill….

    I assume Obama sees it as taking his bows, for cutting the highest visability pork program in the country.

    …. The other folks there likely disagree.

  • Sometimes your snark is baffling. Are you saying he should have saved the Shuttle? Keep flying them to deliver toilet paper and happy meals to the ISS until every orbiter has had a chance to kill a crew?

    If NASA is going to own and fly their own spacecraft (which they shouldn’t) then they should at least be flying something that represents the cutting edge of know how.. not 70s trash that they knew would never meet the design requirements before it even flew.

  • LINO

    Spending programs have to be cut. Why should this one survive?

    This is the price we must pay for the evils of the past.

    The martians have waited this long. They can continue their patient vigil for our arrival.

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