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Revisiting Schmitt’s National Space Exploration Administration

27 Jun 2012, 15:59 UTC
Revisiting Schmitt’s National Space Exploration Administration
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Nearly a year ago, famed geologist, former United States Senator, and former Apollo Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt recommended what to many was the utterly unthinkable: Dissolve NASA. To be frank, I agree with him. While to those who have paid even a passing visit to this blog, such an admission may seem completely counterintuitive. But the reality [...]

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Nearly a year ago, famed geologist, former United States Senator, and former Apollo Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt recommended what to many was the utterly unthinkable: Dissolve NASA.
To be frank, I agree with him.
While to those who have paid even a passing visit to this blog, such an admission may seem completely counterintuitive. But the reality is not that Dr. Schmitt has suddenly turned his back on his own legacy, nor have I.
Far from it.
Honoring the NASA Legacy
In an essay he released last year, Dr. Schmitt made a direct call to whoever becomes President in 2013. In it, he made clear that only by wiping away the bloated, competitive, politically-crippled bureaucracy that NASA has become and by forging in its place a leaner, more focused, dedicated Space ...

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