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NSS Responds To Easterbrook

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
June 5, 2007

An open letter to Gregg Easterbrook in response to recent commentary on the future of NASA, National Space Society

“Dear Gregg, Your recent piece in Wired made the assertion that NASA’s priorities are misplaced. It was a thoughtful piece, but we respectfully disagree. Let’s begin with the obvious. Your list of four priorities conspicuously ignores the human exploration of space. The American public, in contrast, believes that human space exploration should be at the heart of NASA’s efforts. That finding is consistent in poll after poll for the past forty years. No matter how much you disagree with your fellow citizens who foot the bill (and you have been disagreeing with them for many years), your opinion is in the minority.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.