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 →