Friday, April 30, 2010

Past And Present Politics On The Space Program And National Security -- A Commentary

Space Wars: Circa 1959 To 2010 -- Bryan Demko, American Thinker

I noted with interest President Obama's April 16 visit to Cape Kennedy to rally the "workers". Certain reports have it that there were few in any "workers" invited to hear the speech. There did seem to be a lot of applause from people who were about to lose their jobs. Then on April 22 I noted the launch of an Atlas/X-37 "space plane" combination on a "secret" mission.

Had I seen this before? The Atlas/X-37 stirred my memory. In June of 1959 the Eisenhower administration awarded a contract to Boeing for a project called Dyna-Soar. This also was an Atlas/Space Plane combination very closely resembling the current configuration. The intended offensive purpose of the 1959 system sounds remarkably similar to the theories put forth for the X37. Also remarkable is the involvement of the same contractor & booster.

But is there a more over-riding theme in both of these events?

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My Comment: Technology changes with time, but Washington politics stays the same .... especially with this administration.

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