DELAY: Obama’s shortsighted view of space

Ending manned space flight denies Americans their destiny as explorers

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Not mentioned in the “60 Minutes” piece was the work going on in Huntsville, Ala., Houston and Florida’s Space Coast to develop a capsule and heavy-lift rocket capability to gain access to deep space. Maybe it wasn’t mentioned because the administration is still trying to thwart those activities.

Thanks to Congress, the seeds are in place for this incredible venture, and I pray the members of Congress stay the course.

There is something in our very chemistry that calls us to be a world of explorers. Let’s hope it survives the Obama administration.

Tom DeLay is former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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