Saturday, January 30, 2010
US Space Program Facing Budget Difficulties
In a recent post I noted that space exploration will be scaled back because of limited funds (actually limited energy). An AFP article, “Obama trims US space ambitions,” describes how funding problems are hobbling the US space program. It just goes to show how desperate problems on Earth are going to trump space development, except for perhaps military uses of space. The article also refers to expectations for the private sector to take over some tasks that have been performed by government space programs so far.