If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else. –Anonymous
Two days have passed since the President’s budget for 2011 was released to the public. Two days to allow the messages to transmit, be received, and to be processed. Two days of listening to press conferences, reading articles, and hallway conversations with colleagues.
Two days to realize that we have some fundamental problems with the future of human spaceflight that left unaddressed will set us back severely, perhaps permanently.
This is not to imply that the future of human spaceflight is 100% and completely doomed. With proper measures, we can continue to excel in leadership in human spaceflight and realize the vision to provide a sustainable presence in space. It starts with vision and how it aligns with the goals and objectives of NASA.