If you are in Washington DC, you saw one of the most amazing sites you could have seen. It was an absolute tragedy and a travesty.
What could be amazing and a tragedy and travesty all at once?
It was the final voyage of Discovery.
Discovery is the most traveled of all of the space shuttle fleet. Discovery was the third shuttle and became the oldest surviving shuttle after the loss of the two oldest shuttles, Challenger and Columbia.
The people of Washington got to see Discovery, piggybacked on a massive 747 carrier aircraft today as it was being transported to Dulles International Airport to be placed on display.
Discovery first flew in 1984, when America was at its greatest. Ronald Reagan was President. The Soviet Union was slowly collapsing and Americans saw our nation as the great shining city on the hill and we believed it was “Morning in America.”
Discovery was decommissioned during the administration of a President who is an anti-American Marxist and who wants to see America retreat from its greatness.
Discovery was old, as were all of the other shuttles. They should have been replaced. The light finally came on for the Bush administration late. They realized America needs a space program and Bush proposed the Constellation program and the Orion space program.
Obama killed the Constellation program and modified Orion so it is only an Earth orbiting vehicle, if it ever sees the light of day. Obama, who believes that is the mission of NASA to make sure Muslims feel good about science, ensuring that the United States, the nation that landed men on the moon, would no longer have a manned space flight capability.
Today, while we have spent billions on the International Space Station, the only way we can get there is for the Russians to give us a ride on the Soyuz Space Craft. Given our tenuous relations with Russia, the real question is how much longer will this ability last.
How long will it be before there is a blow up between Russia and the United States and Russia simply cuts us off from access to the International Space Station?
Russia has already announced plans for the ISS to be forced into a controlled reentry in 2020.
We paid for the damn thing. Who do they think they are?
Oh wait; they think they are the only nation that can deliver Americans to the ISS.
Allegedly Orion will be ready for manned space flight in 2020. Given the track record of government programs that is hard to believe they will have it on time and of course that assumes that Obama and the Party of Treason do not kill it in a second Obama term.
Discovery is now grounded. The once proud space ship is now simply a hollowed shell, on display to remind us that at one time America was a space faring nation. Meanwhile Russia and China are both working on manned flights to the moon.
If Obama has his way, Russia and China will go to the moon and America will go into obscurity.
We need to remember this as we go to the polls this fall.
Useful fool of the left. I don't think a trillion dollars have been spent on the space program since it started and the budget for NASA is but a small fraction of what the goverment spends. The benefits in aeronautics, electronics, military, computors and in everyday life are astranomical. The spinoffs help drive our economy and private sector. The revanue created in the private sector, indirectly from the technology developed for the space program, has payed back probably 1000 fold if not 10,000 fold to the goverment if not more.
Not being show anymore but Obama said to NASA to bring in muslims to work and run the program in the future. Then look at our school systems.. Then schools back before the 60`s were teaching more than they do today. Most Schools today only teach up a level of the 8th grade and then they get out of high schools..The government has dumbed down the school when we used to be the best, and now countrys like Japan and even China have better schools than we do...
Comrad Obama should be hung.
When asked for advice Tuesday by a WUSA9 reporter, former Discovery astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher told a boy watching the shuttle, “Study Russian.”
Alteast tarred and feather.
I guess that's all that it takes - considering that he is said to already ride the "rail" - LOL
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