Sour Grapes From Charlie Bolden

Charles Bolden 'blunt' about Trump and space, says president 'talks a lot', AL.com

"The president had an opportunity after challenging NASA to show how we could put humans on the very first flight of SLS and Orion," Bolden said. He referred to the Trump administration's early request that NASA consider a crew on the first launch of the Space Launch System under development. NASA said, "It can be done, but it's got a healthy price tag, so we think we ought to stick with the plan we have now...," Bolden said. "The president could have very easily said, 'No, I want to do what I said.' We're going to put a crew on it. Go for it. I'm going to work with Congress and we're going to give you the money to do it.' That's the way we did Apollo."

Keith's note: Gee, if this crew on EM-1 thing was such a big deal for Bolden why didn't he say something like this at some point during his 8 years at NASA? Now it just sounds like sour grapes from the sidelines.

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