"It's outrageous to suggest that the agency that put a man on the moon has somehow failed us," said Culberson's Democratic challenger, Michael Skelly. "I will always be a strong supporter of NASA."First of all, Culberson wasn't being critical of the Apollo program. Second, I think there's more than a little truth to what Culberson said. We have frittered away hundreds of billions of dollars on a launch system that is too dangerous, too complex and too expensive to maintain. I am all for spending tax dollars on manned space flight, but I happen to think Culberson is correct.
Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, whose congressional district includes NASA's Johnson Space Center, declared that "now is not the time to take away the tools NASA will use to continue to carry out their mission."
"Johnson Space Center is a jewel of Texas," said Lampson. "It's times like these when I'm relieved — and I know my constituents are relieved — that I'm the representative of JSC."
Friday, July 18, 2008
John Culberson takes a dump on NASA
Congressman John Culberson blasted NASA for wasting money. The Chronicle blasted back, quoting local Democrats and NASA officials.
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