Are We Losing the Space Race to China?

Author:   Subcommittee on Space Committee on Scien
Publisher:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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9781985072916


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   11 February 2018
Format:   Paperback
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After the Columbia accident, President George W. Bush sought to revitalize our nation's space program by challenging NASA to return to the Moon and then chart a course to Mars. Steady advances were made towards those goals with strong Congressional support for the Constellation program. NASA made solid progress towards the development of the Ares I and Ares V vehicles. The Commercial Cargo program was initiated and the International Space Station neared completion. All of that success came to a screeching halt when President Obama was sworn in. His fiscal year 2010 budget request slashed well over a billion dollars from the exploration budget. He then tasked a blue ribbon commission to evaluate NASA's current plans. The panel found that the original plan was not executable, something that should have come as no surprise given the Obama Administration's budget cut. President Obama cancelled Constellation in its next budget request, redirected even more money to Earth Science to support its radical political agenda, and then guaranteed dependence on Russia for access to space for an extended period of time, which is still ongoing. So what does this have to do with China? This vacuum of leadership has led not only to extended dependence on Russia for access to space, but also facilitated the ascendance of China as a leading spacefaring nation. China has capitalized on [the Obama] Administration's weakness by offering partnerships with other nations on missions, like a return to the Moon, which the United States chose to walk away from. Rather than charting a bold course that inspires the international community to engage with us, the Obama Administration has alienated historic allies and potential partners alike.

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Author:   Subcommittee on Space Committee on Scien
Publisher:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imprint:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dimensions:   Width: 21.60cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 27.90cm
Weight:   0.313kg
ISBN:  

9781985072916


ISBN 10:   1985072912
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   11 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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