Apr
2006

I swear I am related to Bob Schieffer

Although people who are related generally disagree….

Here’s the deal: I had the same thoughts as Bob years ago when I heard about the money being spent on a Mars mission. I have nothing against NASA or other scientific powers that be. My father made pieces of the external tank of the Space Shuttle at Martin Marietta for 30 years. But I cannot understand why the government would fund space exploration at a time when, as Bob Schieffer puts it, “We can’t figure out how to get those thousands of trailers standing empty in Arkansas down to New Orleans down to house the people who lost their homes during Katrina, but we’re designing housing for the moon?”

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