Comment on Obama: Space program a necessity, not a luxury

Infinitas Fri, Jul 2, 2010
I think Obama should be the last person getting praise for promoting space exploration, considering he has all but abandoned NASA and left space exploration up to either non-U.S. countries and/or the private sector. Plus, he abandoned the go-back-to-the-moon mission, which would have spawned a moon colony.

I'm all for the private sector, but the amount of R&D and funding required to really push commercial space flight and further exploration is immense. Hopefully it won't take as long or be as difficult as I think it might be.