Aerospace engineer Rand Simberg writes on the Reason Magazine website that it's more likely to be about protecting NASA's Space Launch System, an $18 billion rocket program with no defined mission.
No trampoline for the astronauts
"The real problem is Congress. They don't really care about actually doing anything in space," said Rand Simberg, an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a leading space-policy journalist.
Space exploration is star-crossed on campaign trail